TechCollect launch sees e-waste recycled responsibly

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 launch of Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited’s (ANZRP) TechCollect is a solution that will help deliver sustainable environmental outcomes.

TechCollect is a free e-waste recycling service for the general public and small business targeting unwanted computers, peripherals and televisions. Funded by ANZRP’s members – more than 60 manufacturers and importers of televisions and computer products – 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.

TechCollect is a nationwide recycling service with drop off locations in councils. Old technology is recycled to the highest safety and environmental standards. It is broken down into component materials and used to manufacture new products, conserving resources and protecting our environment.

With your help, by 2021 TechCollect could be recycling 80% of our e-waste keeping it out of landfill here and overseas.

Find out more at www.techcollect.com.au for details on how they’re recycling and for drop off locations.