Are you hesitant to recycle your tablets because you worry about data being stolen? Well, rest assured! The EPA has developed data destruction equipment for secure tablet disposal. The EPA also participated in the “2020 Electrical Appliance, Air Conditioner and 3C Show” at the Taipei World Trade Center from 4 to 7 September 2020 to promote the use of the equipment and to encourage tablet recycling.
According to the EPA’s announcement, recyclable information technology equipment includes desktop computers, portable computers (including laptops and tablets), monitors, printers and keyboards. Recyclable household appliances include TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, heaters, air conditioners and fans. Due to the increased participation in recycling from the general population, assistance from recyclers and local sanitation teams, and the implementation of recycling funds, the overall recycling rate reached 64.7% in 2019. The EPA aims to further increase the recycling rate by raising the willingness of people to recycle their old tablets, through raising their awareness of this new method for secure tablet data destruction.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 23 (10)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)