According to local media reports, Shanghai Central WEEE Recycling Company had received more than 800 pieces of electronic waste from the public since it was opened earlier this year.
Most of these waste electronics are computers, printers, print cartridges, ink boxes and used batteries that contain harmful substance like lead, mercury and cadmium. They arrived from many institutions including Shen Yin Wan Guo, Jiulong Power Group and the Putuo Public Security Department.
According to Yang Guixing, a representative from WEEE Recycling, though there is already an environmental rule on electronic waste in Shanghai, environmental businesses like WEEE Recycling utilizing the correct processing systems are still at a disadvantage because of lack of awareness in the public. The center now reportedly receives about ten telephone calls each day on the submission of waste.