National Recycling Week, 9 – 15 November 2015
National Recycling Week is underway. Now in its 20th year, the Planet Ark initiative aims to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling, including greater tonnage and less contamination, and of kerbside, industrial and community recycling programs. You can support National Recycling Week and reduce e-waste landfill by utilising TechCollect.
Find your nearest TechCollect drop-off site here.
How it works: Households and businesses can drop off their end-of-life and unwanted computers, computer accessories and TVs at sites throughout Australia free of charge.
Reduce e-waste with TechCollect
With electronic waste growing three times faster than any other type of waste in Australia, urgent action was required to recycle this waste and keep it out of landfill. Panasonic, recognising the importance of such an initiative, spent five years campaigning for the introduction of a national e-waste recycling scheme. The culmination of that campaign was Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited’s (ANZRP) TechCollect – a solution that helps to deliver sustainable environmental outcomes.
TechCollect puts the environment firmly on the agenda with the acknowledgement that real change can only be achieved when both companies and the community work together. This is a nationwide recycling service with drop off locations in councils where old technology is recycled to the highest safety and environmental standards. The e-waste is broken down into component materials and used to manufacture new products, conserving resources and protecting our environment.
How does TechCollect work?
Households and businesses can drop off their end-of-life and unwanted computers, computer accessories and TVs at sites throughout Australia free of charge. With your help, by 2021 TechCollect could even be recycling 80% of our e-waste keeping it out of landfill here and overseas! The best part is it’s really easy to recycle your old computers, printers and TVs and it’s free.