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TechCollect Sets New Guinness World Record For e-Waste Collection

Posted by Thomas Dickson July 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM

 

If you’re not already familiar with TechCollect, it’s a free e-waste recycling service for old printers, TVs, monitors, computers and other IT peripherals and accessories.

In April TechCollect ran a week-long campaign across Australia to encourage householders and business managers to recycle their e-waste.

During the campaign a massive 474 tonnes of old TVs, computers and printers was collected at TechCollect locations nationwide – that’s the equivalent of approximately four blue whales in weight! This sets a new Guinness World Record for the most consumer electronics ever collected for recycling in one week. You can read the official announcement from TechCollect here.

It’s really important that old, unused e-waste doesn't end up in general waste landfill. However, the reality is many Australians don’t realise that over 90 per cent of old TVs, printers and computers can be recycled and made into new items.

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Topics: Recycling, e-waste, TechCollect, Printer Recycling

Recycle Your Old Printer With TechCollect

Posted by Thomas Dickson April 11, 2013 at 8:51 PM

 

If you’re anything like me, the cupboard in your spare room is filled with old dust-gathering electronics which have either broken down or simply been superseded, while your desk drawers are brimming with a litany of power cables, chargers and other miscellaneous cords. (If you own a small business, change the word cupboard to entire office and you get my drift.)

Now the reason I’ve been holding on to all this IT junk is not that I like to occasionally reminisce over the good times we have shared together (although my old Playstation is an obvious exception) or love being surrounded by clutter. I just can’t bear the thought of all this stuff going to landfill. A couple of times a year my local council has an e-waste drop off day, but each time I seem to miss it. Which is why I am so pleased to blog about a new e-waste recycling service called TechCollect.

Funded by a number of Australia’s leading technology companies (including Fuji Xerox Printers) TechCollect has drop off locations nationwide. Residents and small business owners can use the service to recycle old printers, TVs, monitors, computers and other IT peripherals and accessories. Best of all, the service is completely free!

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Topics: Recycling, e-waste, TechCollect, Sustainability, Customer Service

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