With Apple Hong Kong’s latest announcement on the upcoming release of the iPhone 12, HomePod Mini and more, we’re taking a step back to reevaluate how we can be kinder to the environment while staying up-to-date to the latest electronic trends.
As years go by, you might’ve even begun to gather a collection of old devices that you no longer use. Perhaps your old iPhone is long forgotten in the drawer, while the camera you bought ten years ago hasn’t been touched in years––thanks to the never-ending new model releases and the limited lifespan of most electronics, most of us probably have one (or two) electronic products we no longer need in our house.
Instead of letting your old gadgets gather dust, we're letting you know all the places you can recycle and dispose of electronics in Hong Kong.
Why can’t we throw away electronics in regular rubbish bins?
Unlike regular trash, electronics should not be discarded in regular rubbish bins as they contain hazardous substances that can impact the environment and public health. Electronics like smartphones contain toxic chemicals that could pollute the air and contaminate the environment when placed in a landfill.
How do electronics get recycled?
Electronics are often manually disassembled and assorted to its component parts before being transported to recyclers for processing. Mobile phone parts such as lithium can be extracted to make new batteries, while metals and precious metals from cameras and radios can be used to manufacture new products in the future.