Time to recycle business tech products


Recycling group TechCollect is calling on all Australian businesses to increase their recycling efforts and help reduce the amount of electronic waste currently going into landfill ahead of its annual Waste Not, Want Not Day on 13 December.

According to Tech Collect more than 6.5 million tonnes of business waste is going into landfill every year, yet nearly eight out of ten small businesses believe reducing waste and increasing recycling is a key component of being a sustainable and ethical business.

Carmel Dollisson, CEO of TechCollect, said: “With Waste Not, Want Not Day on tomorrow, we encourage all businesses and employees get their old electronic devices out of the cupboard or company storerooms, and ensure they’re responsibly recycled.
TechCollect ensures that at least 90 per cent of the valuable resources in those devices are put back into the manufacturing process to be reused in new products, a far better outcome for the environment then creating new products from virgin materials.”

Recent research prepared for Planet Ark highlights how workers and the public are embracing organisations who take recycling seriously, with 82 per cent of employees wanting to see more e-waste recycling in their workplaces.