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Panasonic wins President's Awards for the Environment

Published on Sep 29, 2012 6:00 AM
Chief technology officer Yeoh Ching Khoon showing a refrigerator compressor that will be harvested for its parts instead of being scrapped. Panasonic has won praise for avoiding waste with processes like this. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN

At electronics firm Panasonic's factory in Bedok, nothing goes to waste.

Cast-iron shavings left over from machining parts are melted and reused. When football-size refrigerator compressors are plucked from the factory line for testing, their parts are harvested and recycled.

For its green manufacturing, energy-efficient goods and teaching primary and secondary students how to save the environment, Panasonic has won praise.

It is among the three recipients of this year's President's Awards for the Environment that recognise significant contributions to Singapore's environmental sustainability.

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