Singapore's First Integrated E-Waste PRS ProgramALBA Group Plc & Co.KG has been appointed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) as the Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) Operator for Electrical and Electronic Waste (E-Waste).
The ALBA Group, formed in 1968, has a demonstrated track record in operating Producer Responsibility Schemes in countries such as Germany and Hong Kong. With its local presence and technology expertise, the ALBA Group has been appointed by NEA to be thesince 1 April 2020, and E-Waste PRS operator for Singapore since 1 July 2021.
NEA appoints ALBA E-Waste as PRS operator
The appointment of the PRS Operator, ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling Pte Ltd, the local ALBA entity, is an integral part of Singapore’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for E-Waste management. ALBA E-Waste will collect regulated consumer E-Waste across Singapore for proper treatment and recycling for a period of 5 years, from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026.
NEA appoints ALBA
as PRS operator
E-Waste will be channeled through ALBA E-Waste sorting & logistics hub for weighing and categorisation, before being sent to licensed E-Waste recyclers for recycling. Raw materials are then recovered and channeled back into production, thus creating a circular value chain and enabling minimal environmental impact.