Blog | 5th Oct, 2009

Recycling scheme ready to go

It’s not often you get green groups, industry and the community all agreeing. But that’s exactly what’s happened on the issue of television and computer recycling.

Nearly 15 million old TVs and computers go to Australian landfill each year. Recycling this e-waste would recover valuable materials, contain toxic chemicals and create thousands of green collar jobs.

This is why everyone agrees that a national recycling scheme is a good idea. And it’s why we’re saying: “Over to you, Peter.”

Environment ministers are meeting this November to make a decision about this issue. Email Peter Garrett and the state Environment Minister to let them know that you support e-waste recycling and that you want action. And keep your eyes peeled for our postcard hitting the streets!

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Check out the Tipping Point: Australia's e-waste crisis 2009 update

Got something to say about the issue? We're all ears.