TechCollect E-Waste Recycling Program Sets World Record in Australia

A new world record for the most e-waste collected for recycling will be  set in Australia between April 20 and 28, 2013. TechCollect is driving this free recycling initiative to keep electronic products out of landfills.

According to Carmel Dollisson, TechCollect’s Chief Executive Officer, “90% of all computers and TVs can be recycled and made into new products. However, there is only 10-17% of Australia’s e-waste recycled. We aim at encouraging all Australians to do house cleaning through pulling out all the old e-products.”

Planet Ark CEO Paul Klymenko commented, “Planet Ark is cooperating with TechCollect for we have the same goal of setting the standard for responsible e-waste recycling.”

An estimated 106,000 tons of e-waste came from about 16.8 million TV sets, computers, printers and related accessories recycled annually in Australia. Residents disposing of their e-waste free at TechCollect’s website between April 20 and 28 are expected to set a new world record.

TechCollect, a new recycling program for old computers, printers and televisions, is funded by over 60 of Australia’s leading technology companies. It accepts all models of computers, printers, TVs and accessories, but rejects microwaves, power tools or white goods. Information regarding drop-off locations, operating hours and recycling options can be found at either   or .

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