Australia Conducts Operational Review of National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
Australia is conducting an operational review of its National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (the scheme). Australia’s Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced the scheme’s review on 22 September 2014. A fact sheet and discussion paper on the review are now available. The Department of the Environment has invited submissions on the operational review by 6 February 2015.
The scheme was established nearly three years ago to achieve the following key objectives:
- Recycle televisions and computers rather than landfill them.
- Build on existing e-waste management activities across Australia, including ongoing activities by private and charitable recyclers and state and local government efforts.
- Implement a progressively higher annual recycling target to increase television and computer recycling to 80 per cent within 10 years.
- To incentivise investment, increase capacity and create employment within the recycling industry in Australia.