To fight electronic waste.
TechCollect is calling on all Australian businesses to increase their recycling efforts and help reduce the amount of electronic waste currently going into landfill on its annual Waste Not, Want Not Day on 13 December.
Recent research reveals 6.5 million tonnes of business waste is going into landfill every year, yet nearly eight out of ten small businesses believe reducing waste and increasing recycling is a key component of being a sustainable and ethical business.
TechCollect CEO, Carmel Dollisson said it’s crucial business owners ensure responsible waste management practices are in place not only for the environment, but to meet changing employee and customer expectations around this important issue.
“With Waste Not, Want Not Day, we encourage all businesses and employees to get their old electronic devices out of the cupboard or company storerooms, and ensure they are responsibly recycled. TechCollect ensures that at least 90% of the valuable resources in those devices are put back into the manufacturing process to be reused in new products, a far better outcome for the environment then creating new products from virgin materials.”
To get involved in TechCollect’s Waste Not, Want Not Day, businesses can follow three easy steps:
- Gather all their unwanted and unused e-waste in the workplace (TechCollect will take TVs as well as computers and IT accessories)
- Call 1300 229 837 to see if they qualify for a free pickup (on the basis of quantity and location)
- If they don’t qualify for a free pickup, they can find their nearest free drop-off point at http://techcollect.com.au/our-locations/
- If they’re not close to a TechCollect service, they can search for other free services under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme at http://recyclingnearyou.com.au
“With Christmas just around the corner, we encourage businesses to give the ultimate gift back to the environment. During this quiet time of the year, it would be great to see businesses spend a couple of hours rounding up all the e-waste in the office. It’s good for their workforce, their corporate reputation, and above all it’s good for the environment” Dollisson added.