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World Record E-Waste Recycling Attempt

Date: 12-Apr-13

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For over ten years now, Australians have had free and easy access to recycling programs for small electronics, through the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and MobileMuster programs. 
These programs have resulted in thousands of tonnes of electronics being kept out of landfill, prevented toxic waste entering the environment and kept valuable resources in use. And all thanks to the participating manufacturers and retailers taking responsibility for the items they make and sell.

But TVs and computers have been a growing problem for years. In 2008, 16.8 million TVs and computers reached the end of their useful life.

TechCollect is Australia's newest and biggest recycling program for old computers, printers and televisions and is the force behind this free and easy recycling initiative. It is funded by over 60 of Australia's leading technology companies who are committed to recycling responsibly.

Get Involved

To help set the world record simply drop-off your old TV, computers or printers to a TechCollect site between 20th and 28th April for FREE recycling. Visit for locations and opening hours. For all other items like whitegoods, microwaves, and power tools, which aren't accepted in the TechCollect program, search RecyclingNearYou to find local options.

Spread the Word

Let you friends and family know about the world record attempt. Like our "I Heart Recycling" Facebook page to stay up to date about the attempt.

Finally, remember to keep recycling your old printer cartridges and mobile phones

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