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.> read full article