Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dumped televisions a thing of the past?

While there has been a lot of talk about container deposit legislation, there has been relatively less about the introduction of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme - now getting underway following the passage of the Product Stewardship Act in August 2011. The scheme will be funded and run by industry. The television and computer industry is now required by law to collect televisions and computers for recycling, and meet progressive recycling targets and meet certain criteria for safety and good environmental practice. The 1st annual recycling target is 30% in 2012/13 increasing to 80% in 2021/22. This could lead to dumped televisions becoming a sight of the past. Lets hope so. While the scheme is getting underway, remember you can drop off your electronic waste at the Port Phillip Transfer Station in White St, off Normanby Road near the Williamstown/Normanby/Ingles St intersection.

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