E-waste collection breaks record in 2013

E-waste recycling is about to get a whole lot easier for the Australian business community as TechCollect, Australia’s largest not-for-profit e-waste collection and recycling service, declares a B2B focus in 2014 on the large volumes of computer and IT waste generated by the corporate world.

The focus on business and IT builds on highly successful e-waste collection rate results in 2013, particularly of televisions. Specifically, TechCollect broke a Guinness World Record in 2013 for the most consumer electronics collected in a seven-day period – a massive 474 tonnes of e-waste in one week – and overachieved its TV collection target for 2012/13 under the Australian Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS).

TechCollect declares a B2B focus in 2014 for e-waste collection and recycling.

‘This year, we’ll continue to raise the profile of e-waste recycling among individuals, small business and households, and grow our national network of collection sites,’ says Sonya Blondinau, Channel Manager for TechCollect.

In less than two years of operation, TechCollect has proudly recovered more than 90% of raw materials – including fully treating leaded glass – delivering safe and responsible environmental outcomes.