Australia Post Launches New E-waste Recycling Service
Source: Waste Management Review.
TechCollect has launched a national e-waste shipping solution through a partnership with Australia Post that will enable households and small businesses to recycle unwanted and ‘end of life’ electrical goods and devices.
As the demand for new technology increases, research shows that in Australian e-waste is the fastest-growing component of the municipal solid waste stream, growing three times faster than general waste.
The latest projections indicate that more than 554,000 tonnes of electronic and electrical waste is generated in Australia each year.
The new nationwide TechExpress service will enable households and small businesses to recycle unwanted and ‘end of life’ electrical goods and devices using any Australia Post office or post box.
he initiative will run alongside TechCollect’s existing 276 drop-off sites and will provide consumers living in regional and remote areas with a convenient, safe and secure recycling solution.