October 13 – 2018
Help us create awareness about the need for responsible e-waste recycling in Australia and around the world this International E-Waste Day.
Did you know?
- 50 million tonnes of e-waste will be generated globally in 2018.
- Electronic waste is the largest growing waste stream in Australia.
- Aussies trash 22 million printers, keyboards, mice and peripherals a year.
- Australians have recycled enough e-waste through the TechCollect program to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the steel alone!
What can we do?
Everyone has a role to play in changing consumer habits and moving towards a circular economy.
Once your electronic device reaches its end-of-life, recycling is the next step in the product’s lifecycle. Reusing these valuable resources in the manufacture of new products closes the loop.
TechCollect provides a free, simple, environmentally-responsible solution. There are over 100 TechCollect drop-off sites around Australia where you can take your old/unused electronics and ensure they are responsibly recycled.
Be part of the solution:
- Take a look around your house/office for old, unused electronics.
- Wipe data, say goodbye, perform any farewell ceremonies.
- Find out what we take here.
- Find your nearest TechCollect site here.
- Drop off your unwanted e-waste for free.
Spread the word about the importance of e-waste recycling this International E-Waste Recycling Day – October 13.
About International E-Waste Recycling Day
International E-Waste Day has been developed by the WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Forum, an international association of e-waste collection schemes comprised of 26 members, including Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP). 40 organisations in 20 different countries are involved in the Forum worldwide. International E-Waste Day will aim to raise the public profile of responsible e-waste recycling and encourage consumers to recycle their e-waste with the resulting increase in recycling rates on the day itself and into the future.