Published on March 22nd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Recycle Your E-Waste At Any Volvo Car Dealership In Malaysia
You can now recycle E-waste at any of Volvo Car Malaysia’s dealerships or at the manufacturing plant.
Volvo Car has been pushing pretty hard in terms of environmental sustainability. They’ve taken steps over the years to remove single-use plastics from their offices and today they’re considered one of the most sustainably run companies in the world. Volvo Car Malaysia too are pushing eco-friendly steps. Their latest is their partnership with E-waste Recycling Through Heroes (ERTH).
ERTH will be providing an E-waste Green Box at all Volvo Car dealerships in Malaysia as well as at the Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia factory. Anybody can dispose their used and waste electronics at these E-waste Green Boxes. The boxes are large enough to accommodate electronics like printers, laptops and gaming consoles. For larger items, head to www.erth.app to arrange for a free pick up.
Here’s the press release with more.
As a premium automotive brand with one of the most ambitious climate plans in the industry, Volvo Car Malaysia has partnered with E-waste Recycling Through Heroes (ERTH) to provide an avenue – an E-waste Green Box – for all Malaysians to responsibly dispose and recycle their used electronics at Volvo Car dealerships nationwide, as well as at the Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia (VCMM) plant site.
This initiative comes off the back of Volvo Car Malaysia’s ongoing sustainability campaign – the Volvo Green Planet – which aims to bring greater awareness towards today’s pressing climate concerns and propel the brand closer to its long-term goal of becoming climate neutral by 2040.
Volvo Cars as a group goes beyond its mission to reduce CO 2 emissions per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025 through electrification, and also tackles carbon emissions in all aspects of its business, from manufacturing and operations to its supply chain and even its approach to recycling and reuse of materials.
Embracing this commitment even on a local front, Volvo Car Malaysia, along with other Volvo Cars facilities around the world, has taken to more sustainable approaches to their business such as abstaining from single-use plastics and going paperless for all brochures and price lists at its headquarters and Volvo dealerships.
In a move to expand its sustainability efforts, Volvo Car Malaysia is opening the doors of its dealerships nationwide to anyone who wishes to dispose of their electronic wastes responsibly.
Sharing the same vision for a more sustainable future, VCMM also extends the same invitation for Malaysians to drop off their used electronics at a dedicated area.
The dealerships and VCMM will have a dedicated E-waste Green Box located in a visible area where the general public, not just prospective customers, can drop off any devices or components running on electricity or battery that can fit into the box. This includes, but is not limited to laptops, mobile phones, monitors, tablets, printer, keyboard, batteries and gaming consoles. For bulkier items, individuals are encouraged to book a free pickup service on www.erth.app.
This initiative is made possible in collaboration with ERTH, a registered organisation with the Malaysian Department of Environment (Jabatan Alam Sekitar) that collects, purchases and transports electronic waste to be recycled at local government-licensed recycling facilities.
ERTH ensures that the recycling process is in line with the guidelines from the Basel Convention, an international agreement treaty designed to reduce the movement, transport and/or shipment of hazardous waste between nations.
Individuals who wish to drop-off their used electronic devices in the E-waste Green Box can visit their nearest authorised Volvo dealership, with an extensive list found here:
The E-waste Green Box will also be placed at the security guard post of VCMM’s plant site.