Visit to VANNEX – Bridging Research & Practice
Visit to VANNEX - Bridging Research & Practice
A group of students and staff visited VANNEX International Limited of Macau to raise awareness and to build bridges between research and practice.
A group of students and staff visited VANNEX International Limited of Macau (科域國際有限公司), the operator of Macau’s Computer & Telecommunication Equipment Recycling Programme in Taipa on the 20th of November, 2020. The visit was organised by the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Ph.D. Science Student Warren Man Ho Li and led by Mr. Pang Sum Chuen 彭森泉 from VANNEX. The visit was the second within a year to raise awareness and to build bridges between research and practice.
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is the fastest growing waste stream globally. Electronic Products, like batteries or lamps need to be disposed of properly, as they contain heavy metal which impacts human health and the environment negatively. Fluorescent Lamps contain metal, glass and toxic mercury, and thus require cautious transportation and proper recycling. Most parts of electronic products can be recycled into raw materials, for example, plastic, metals, best fishing kayak, etc. Relatively new models of electronic devices are sorted out for Repair and Reuse by VANNEX in view of donations to charities.
The Recycling and Reuse Programmes run by Vannex serve Macau’s citizens, governmental departments, schools, hospitals and non-profitable institutes. Residents and institutions can drop-off their electronic products to mobile collection vehicles and fixed collection points. The Battery Recycling Programme set up about 900 collection points in Macau for drop-off end-life batteries.
彭森泉 Pang Sum Chuen (VANNEX);
Bernadetta Lo (MESM graduate of USJ);
Rebecca Sio (MBA student of MUST, writing a thesis on E-Waste);
Warren Man Ho Li: Ph.D. Science Student USJ;
Franz Gassner, Ph.D. Supervisor, Dean FRSP, USJ.
Further information on the Macau DSPA website:
Address of VANNEX:
No.218, Largo De Pac On, Taipa, Macau | 澳門氹仔北安前地218號
TEL: 2850 2635; FAX: 2841 0285 ; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
VANNEX Control Centre
Air Conditioner Recycling Facility
Fluorescent Tube Recycling Machine
Ink Cartridge Disposal Process
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Disposal Process
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Display Disposal Process
Various Disposal Process