The E-waste (Electronic waste) project in which SSAB and its valued partners continue
to drive and promote have achieved a huge milestone in its ongoing efforts to keep
Samoa greener and cleaner.
The CEO of SSAB, Afioga Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai announced that through its newly-established partnership with Close the Loop in Melbourne Australia SSAB can now ship back any discarded toner or ink to their country of production.
The E-waste project started in 2018 where only the HP toners and inks were accepted
to be shipped out of Samoa through a partnership between SSAB and Hewlett Packard (HP), but provided the new endorsement from Close the Loop in Melbourne, any ink and toner can now be shipped out of the country.
“I acknowledge the support from Close the Loop in Melbourne Australia for opening this life changing opportunity for electronic waste to be shipped back for recycling and proper disposal” says CEO Tofilau.
Partners of the project and SSAB believe that this is a huge achievement and another step forward for the E-waste project since it started four years ago.
Afioga Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai acknowledged the strong and ongoing support from valued partners of the project such as ILO, MNRE, Hewlett Packard (HP) Company, FORD Samoa, SPREP (through Moana Taka Shipment) and SWIRE Shipping.
“I believe the achievement today is the fruit of our dedication to the welfare of our people and keeping our environment free of electronic waste,” said Tofilau.
“Thank you for your
valuable support and contribution to this great cause; to save our environment for our