Successes | 12th Nov, 2009

Television and computer manufacturers will now have to recycle their goods

Currently 14 million televisions and computers are dumped in landfill each year. Enter Environment Victoria and our electronic waste campaign. Together with our friends from the Total Environment Centre, we convinced the federal government to introduce a national scheme requiring manufacturers of televisions and computers to take back their own products at the end of their lives. The new scheme will require manufacturers to recycle 80 percent of their produce over the next decade. That’s a massive boost for recycling, a reduction in greenhouse emissions from landfills and a big win for our environment.