Recycling bin image taken from Canon
Five printer manufacturers in Singapore launched a recycling effort called Project Homecoming in support of the National Environment Agency and the National Library Board.
The printer brands that have participated in the Project Homecoming are: Canon, Brother, Lexmark, Dell and Epson.
This is Singapore’s first-ever joint-funded & managed printer brand ink & toner-cartridge recycling initiative and is expected to make Earth greener by cutting down waste through recycling.
A similar and successful joint printer brand recycling project (“Ink Cartridge Satogaeri”) started in Japan three years ago,
Under the project, the manufacturers will place cartridge recycling bins at thirteen NLB libraries throughout the nation. Anybody can dump their used ink & toner cartridges, even for brands not of the above five makeres. These used cartridges will be gathered and sent for recycling.
In the recycling process, recyclable parts of the cartridges, including plastic and metal, will be broken down and reused.
The NLB libraries, located in the North, South, East, West and Central parts of the island are as follows:
1. Ang Mo Kio Public Library
2. Bedok Public Library
3. Bishan Public Library
4. Bukit Merah Public Library
5. Geylang East Public Library
6. Jurong Regional Library
7. Jurong West Public Library
8. Marine Parade Public Library
9. National Library Building
10. Queenstown Public Library
11. Tampines Regional Library
12. Toa Payoh Public Library
13. Woodlands Regional Library