By Claire Reilly
As part of its ongoing commitment to TV and PC recycling in Australia, DHL Supply Chain has announced the launch of a new online information portal designed to give consumers and small businesses information about e-cycling.
The Drop Zone website will support the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme and will feature information on what can be recycled, how the process works, and details on the 15 Drop Zones currently operating across South Australia, NSW and the ACT. DHL has plans to launch a further 28 recycling service sites by the end of the year, which will be promoted by the site.
“Drop Zone is an example of DHL’s ongoing commitment to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme,” said Terry Ryan, CEO South Pacific, DHL Supply Chain.
“The Drop Zone portal has been designed as a source of information for individuals and small businesses wanting to safely dispose of old television and computer equipment. It provides comprehensive information about the type of equipment that can be recycled and locations of where consumers and small businesses can go to drop their unwanted electronic equipment.
“DHL’s current target is to collect a total of over 18,000 tons of e-waste by the end of the current financial year,” he said.
Since March 2012, DHL has partnered with 57 television and computer importers and local manufacturers, and has recycled more than 2,000 tons of end-of-life electronics.
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