e-Waste Recycling Guinness World Record
During April TechCollect (with the support of the team at ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark') ran a Guinness World Record attempt to collect the most e-waste for recycling in one week. And they succeeded with over 474 tonnes of old TVs, computers and printers were collected, which is the equivalent of weight of about 4 blue whales.
TechCollect, like ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark', is an extended producer responsibility program meaning the companies involved in making and importing items cover the cost of their recycling. They collect and recycle TVs and computers and accessories (like printers) under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme which came into effect about a year ago.
E-waste is a growing problem with 181,000 tonnes of TVs and computers expected to reach the end of their useful life by 2027-28. Small to medium businesses and householders now have a free, nationally available recycling scheme to deal with televisions and computers at the end of their life. This new scheme joins long-term programs like ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and MobileMuster.
TechCollect - Aussies help set new Guiness World Record for e-waste
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