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Access Engineering Recycles 2.4 Tonnes of E-Waste

Published on Sunday, July 15, 2012

Access Engineering PLC, the leading value engineering solutions provider in Sri Lanka, successfully concluded a four day E-Waste Management Programme on June 6th which was organised in conjunction with the 2012 World Environment Day celebrations.

The Programme, themed ‘Green Economy through E-Waste Management’ is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and commenced operations on June 3rd in collaboration with Ceylon Waste Management (Pvt) Ltd, the only BOI approved organization for waste recycling in the country.

Over 2.4 Tonnes of electrical and electronic waste was collected during this period and was handed over to Mr. Sudesh Nandasiri, Managing Director of Ceylon Waste Management (Pvt) Ltd. by Dr. Prabath Karunanayake, Head of Human Resources of Access Engineering at a special ceremony held at the Access Towers Car Park in Colombo.

The programme effectively collected many unusable electrical and electronic waste items which varied from computer peripherals, mobile/ land phones, fridges and audio/ video equipment to TV’s, printers, scanners, bulbs and batteries.

While the public was invited to drop off their E-Waste at the Access Towers Car Park or its Projects Office in Boralasgamuwa, the company also offered the public free pick-up of E-Waste from their homes or offices and presented tokens of appreciation to all those who supported the cause. Additionally, a team from Access travelled in and around the Colombo area to educate the public on E-Waste management and its benefits to people and the environment.

Access Engineering is planning to carry out the E-Waste Management Programme with the help of Access employees and their families on a daily basis with the provision of permanent E-Waste recycling bins. This will join their ongoing paper recycling programme ‘Think Green’ as the next initiative in making Access Engineering a greener and a more sustainable organization.