If you’re like most of us, you’re surrounded by electrical and electronic goods that quickly go out of date or fashion. And what happens then?
Our homes and businesses pile up with unwanted items creating clutter.
Australians discard millions of electrical and electronic goods every year. All you need to do is drive down any street to see the number of unwanted electrical and electronic goods discarded on footpaths. This collective mountain of unwanted electrical and electronic goods is an exponentially growing challenge that is harming our environment. There is a need to ensure these goods are properly collected and recycled, due to the toxic and hazardous materials. And when they go to landfill, they cause soil and water contamination that is harmful to our environment. What’s more, the vast majority – up to 95% – of the materials in these goods can be reused or recycled.