TechCollect is a free national recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TVs (e-waste), established by Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) in response to the Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS). It is the only not-for-profit industry-backed e-waste recycling service approved under the Scheme.
TechCollect is funded and supported by many of the world’s leading computer and TV companies, many of whom are already leaders in corporate social responsibility and global product stewardship. TechCollect partners with local councils and waste management organisations across Australia to provide its service to households and businesses.
The Product Stewardship Act has set some key outcomes:
- Give all Australians reasonable access to an e-waste collection service by December 2013
- Increase recycling of e-waste diverted from landfill from 10-17% to 30% in the first year
- Aim to increase recycling of e-waste to 80% by the year 2021 – 2022
- Ensure that 90% of raw materials are recovered during the recycling process for reuse
Many of the companies that fund TechCollect are leaders in corporate social responsibility and global product stewardship. If your company is likely to be liable under the Product Stewardship Act and you are interested in finding out more about membership of ANZRP contact us today.