Product and package recycling at the end of life
As for the recycle on the wasted products, Tatung takes great attention on this issue. Tatung pays “Recycling and Cleaning Fee” to the government agency (Recycling Fund Management Board) to carry out countrywide waste recycling affairs. Based on the statistics in 2021, the average recycling rate for electric/electronic and information devices was 74.94%. In addition to paying fees, Tatung proactively informs consumers of the recycling information of large home appliances on sales and online shopping sites, and provides consumers with recycling services for large home appliances, waste batteries and CD disc at Tatung 3C stores to ensure that waste products enter legal recycling system to avoid damage to the environment.
In regarding to the packaging materials of household appliances and consumer products, Tatung believes that the packaging materials are well recycled. The reason behind this is the recycling channels in Taiwan are well established and citizens are highly educated and aware to do recycle in their households. For packaging materials (mainly wood/iron pallets or axles) used on large industrial products such as cables, transformers, power generators, motors, they are recycled and reused on daily operations.