Call for E-waste recycling to cover more than televisions, computers and mobile phones
MobileMuster, the recycling program of GlobalPSC Corporate member the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, encourages e-waste recycling to expand rapidly over the next five years and include all types of consumer electronics and business equipment.
“Since the inception of MobileMuster in 1999, we have had hundreds of questions from concerned Australians about how, and where, they can recycle TVs, computers, cameras, mp3 players, dvd players, batteries and home phones,” says Manager, Recycling with MobileMuster, Rose Read.
“Similarly, we have seen a rapid evolution and convergence in electronic products over this time such as tablets, which will continue at even a faster rate in the future,” continues Ms Read.
MobileMuster encourages government to include a mechanism within the draft regulation for the collection and recycling of old televisions and computers to ensure a regular review of the list of products included within each class of products. Given the rapid evolution and convergence of electronic products in the market, this review ideally would be every 12 months.
MobileMuster also encourages the government to promote and facilitate the establishment of other electronic product voluntary and/or co-regulatory schemes in addition to existing schemes like MobileMuster (mobile phones and accessories) and Cartridges 4 Planet Ark (printer cartridges) to address this gap in e-waste recycling.
The full media release is available here.