Vietnam Recycles kicks off photo contest to raise e-waste awareness
Ho Chi Minh City, 17 July 2017: Vietnam Recycles this month kicked off its first photography contest, with winners getting the chance to explore one of Vietnam’s last untouched wildernesses, the underwater environs of Con Dao valued at over 10 million VND. The two-month, two-winner contest, dubbed ‘Recycling our way to Con Dao’ asks aspiring lens-folk to take a creative view to Vietnam’s ever increasing need to recycle and preserve its natural environment.
“We have been extremely active in Vietnam in sharing our message with the community about the importance of recycling the nation’s electrical and electronic waste items. Now, instead, we are asking Vietnam to share these messages with us, through the photographs they take of themselves recycling electronic and electrical items at our recycle points in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi,” said Ms. Miriam Lassernig, Vietnam Recycles spokesperson.
The organization has run household collection campaigns in major cities, and been a fixture at annual recycling events, and has to date collected over 7 tons of e-waste, which has since been recycled to the highest international standards.
“Yet this is a drop-in-the-ocean compared to the 100,000 tons of e-waste that the Ministry of Science and Technology reports that Vietnam generates each year. So, with this contest, we aim to be more than that ‘drop-in-the-ocean’, by letting photographers ‘drop into the ocean’ themselves!” she continued.
Running between 1 July and 31 August, Vietnam Recycles is asking the community to take photos of themselves making donations at any of Vietnam Recycles’ 10 collection points in HCMC and Hanoi to remind their friends and our Facebook fans of the importance of recycling electrical and electronic products.
Participants need only post their images to their own Facebook, tag in five of their friends along with Vietnam Recycles (@Viet Nam Tai Che), and hashtag the shots with #Chupanhlientaydidulichngay, #VietNamTaiChe and #VietnamRecycles.
The most liked image of July will be announced on Vietnam Recycles Fanpage on 7 August, with the August winner crowned on 7 September. Winners will also be notified by private message from the page.
More details of the contest can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnamtaiche/.
Since its first operations in Vietnam, Vietnam Recycles has launched numerous community activities to increase awareness about e-waste recycling including household collection campaigns in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City with parades on the cities’ main streets, direct approaches to households, distribution of leaflets, and conducting research into the attitudes of residents. Vietnam Recycles also joined Recycling Day held by the Department of Natural Resources and Energy (DONRE) in 2016 and 2017.
Moreover, Vietnam Recycles fanpage also provides e-waste as well as environmental knowledge to more than 8000 followers, educating people how to protect properly protect Vietnam’s natural environment.
As a free and professional e-waste take back and recycling, Vietnam Recycles is run by leading producers of electrical and electronic equipment. Until June 2017, Vietnam Recycles has collected and professionally recycled more than 7 tons of e-waste.
About Vietnam Recycles
Vietnam Recycles is a free take-back for used or defective electrical and electronic equipment to ensure their safe and environmentally sound recycling.
All used or defective electrical and electronic equipment returned through the program are safely collected and professionally processed to achieve maximum recovery of natural resources and ensure highly professional waste treatment.
Vietnam Recycles is run by leading producers of electrical and electronic equipment. The objectives of the Vietnam Recycling Platform are to reduce electronic waste, increase recycling and manage the environmental, health and safety impact of products at the end of their life cycles.
Vietnam Recycles is operated by the assigned General Contractor Reverse Logistics Group.