Online and bricks and mortar store for office supplies, stationery, and furniture Officeworks urges customers to recycle their old gadgets in time for National Recycling Week.
TechCollect is asking businesses to increase recycling efforts and create a more sustainable workplace, and to mark 13 December in the diary for Waste Not, Want Not Day.
E-waste recycling service TechCollect is calling for Australians to consider the environmental impact of not recycling electronic waste in the wake of new research which it says reveals almost half of Aussies are holding onto unused or broken electronic devices in case they are needed again one day.
E-waste in the Asia/Oceania region in 2015 totalled 12.3 million tonnes, 2.4 times the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The first Regional E-waste Monitor: East and Southeast Asia, was compiled by the United Nations University, (UNU) through its Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme and funded by the Japanese Ministry of Environment.
As technology consumption continues to rise, it is critical that businesses become more active participants in sustainability and promote awareness of responsible e-waste recycling throughout the year.
Don’t dump your old TVs or other tech gear by the road, or illegally - you can drop them off free nationwide, but many don’t know this or are worried about their data.
Sydney’s small businesses and residents are invited by Dell and TechCollect to recycle their various old computers and accessories on Saturday 26 September.
Australians are being urged to help set a new world record for the most e-waste collected for recycling to tackle the nation’s fastest growing waste problem.
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