Volvo Car Malaysia has partnered with E-waste Recycling Through Heroes to provide an E-waste Green Box for Malaysians to dispose and recycle their used electronics at all Volvo Car dealerships nationwide. Click here to locate your nearest Volvo dealer.
The same can be done at the Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia plant, where a Green Box is placed at the security guard post.
Volvo dealerships nationwide will now have a dedicated E-waste Green Box located in a visible area for everyone, whether a Volvo customer or not, to drop their unwanted devices or electronics.
Anything from batteries, laptops, mobile phones, monitors, tablets, printer, keyboards can be dropped off for recycling. For larger items, there’s also free pick-up services available at www.erth.app.
ERTH is 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.
Aside from that, Volvo Car Malaysia, along with other Volvo Cars facilities around the world, has also gone paperless with their brochures and price lists, while abstaining from single-use plastics.
Founder of ERTH, Mohamed Tarek El-Fatatry, said, “In Malaysia, only about 25% of our e-waste is recycled according to the latest government statistics, while the remainder is often incinerated or dumped in landfills. We hope that through this collaboration and Volvo Car Malaysia’s network of dealerships across the nation, more people can be encouraged to adopt proper recycling habits for the sake of our planet.”