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Join the Upcoming Amcham Shanghai E-waste Drive, April 22nd, 2021

As March brought the first days of Spring, our students returned to campus and started their new semester. Netspring Teams were also busy again with openings, schools’ revisits and preparing for new workshops and distance learning sessions. Last but not least, we invite you to join the AmCham Shanghai annual e-waste drive event on April 22, 2021 and contribute to the circular economy.
Join the Upcoming Amcham Shanghai E-waste Drive, April 22nd, 2021
As the International Earth Day is approaching, join our e-waste drive with AmCham Shanghai, which provides a unique opportunity for organizations to sustainably contribute to protect our Planet on April 22, 2021. Netspring team will recycle the collections and refurbish the reusable items for schools and communities in need as digital tools, more than ever, are key to learning access.
Everyone is welcome to drop off obsolete computers and electronics on Thursday, April 22, 2021 between 9:30am - 4:00pm at the AmCham Shanghai Infinitus Tower Office (27F, Infinitus Tower, No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District)Participants can receive a certificate of appreciation on-site with their contributions. For more information and details, please kindly click HERE or write to for specific requirements.
Did You Know?  Without proper management, e-waste is toxic for human health!
E-waste contains many toxic materials, including mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium. When e-waste is improperly discarded, toxic metals and chemicals will leak into the environment and cause permanent problems. Meanwhile, the lowest-paid workers try to mine the precious metals from the hazardous waste to make a profit; however, continuous exposure to harmful metals can lead to damaging health problems. These toxins enter our body through inhalation, skin absorption, or ingestion. Humans, therefore, run the risk of brain, heart, liver, kidney, skeletal system, and even DNA damage. Also, these toxins can immensely affect the reproductive system and immune system, leading to disease and birth defects.
To avoid hazards caused by e-waste, it is always essential and inescapable to properly e-cycle, so that electronic items can be recycled, refurbished, resold, or reused. The mission needs the collaboration of the government, equipment manufactures, and society. A balance between the three sides needs to be found out.
Reference: Singh, N., Duan, H. & Tang, Y., 2020. Toxicity evaluation of E-waste plastics and potential repercussions for human health, Environment International, Volume 137