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Vinnies Stores in Victoria To Begin Selling Second Hand Electrical Items

Source: ABC News. A new program being rolled out across Vinnies stores in Victoria is expected to give a second life to 100,000 electrical items. The St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria has trained 200 Green Sparks volunteers to test and tag electrical goods that were once bound for landfill. The items would then be…

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B-cycle Launch – National Battery Recycling Scheme

Source: Battery Stewardship Council. B-cycle is Australia’s official battery recycling Scheme. The Scheme is administered by the Battery Stewardship Council, Australia’s national battery stewardship organisation. B-cycle offers convenient Drop off points for all Australians and businesses to recycle their used batteries. Unlike other battery recycling programs, B-cycle has strict processes to track and verify that every…

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Global Initiative Formed To Push Responsible And Circular Electronics

Source: TCO Certified. More than 20 organizations have come together in a global initiative to tackle the social and environmental problems of electronics. The Circular Electronics Initiative aims to encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to the electronic goods they use. One core activity of the initiative is the annual event…

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Australia’s First Solar Panel Recycling Plant Swings Into Action

Source: Renew Economy. One of Australia’s first solar PV recycling facilities is up and running in Melbourne’s north, with video footage posted on LinkedIn on Wednesday showing the panel-crushing plant in action. The plant, which was completed last September in Thomastown by Melbourne based co-operative Lotus Energy, claims to recycle 100% of end-of-life solar PV…

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Creating Sustainable Solutions To Tackle Packaging Waste

Source: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The Victorian Government is supporting Victorian businesses and organisations to reduce packaging waste, creating 52 new jobs and diverting more than 5,500 tonnes of waste from landfill each year. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced 17 Victorian organisations that will share in…

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International E-Waste Day October 14th

2020 is the third International E-Waste Day, and follows on from two successful years where the correct disposal of e-waste has been promoted in nearly 50 countries throughout the world. Find out more about International E-Waste Day… For more about what’s happening with e-waste in Victoria. Take Your E-Waste To A Better Place…  

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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…

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It’s Time To Turn Your Old Electronics Into Fresh Meals!

Make the active choice to recycle your preloved items.​ emeals, the Ecoactiv Platform and PonyUp for Good exist to help end landfilling and food waste in Australia. The whole process is underpinned by the circular economy and forms part of our collective mission to establish a new era of waste reduction — where every item that’s manufactured ultimately gets recycled…

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Report Illegal Waste Disposal To EPA Or Local Council

Illegal waste disposal is sometimes referred to as ‘illegal dumping’. Not all illegally disposed waste has been dumped. Illegal waste disposal means deliberately dumping, tipping or burying waste on private or public land that’s not licensed to accept it. It’s against the law to illegally dispose of waste. It causes pollution, impacts our health and…

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Tackling E-Waste In A Safe And Sustainable Way

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening Victoria’s collection, storage and reprocessing of electronic goods so valuable resources such as precious metals and plastics can be reused or made into new products. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced up to $2 million in grants are available to local councils and industry…

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