E-waste, what is it?


E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. It covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed. 


And they're actually full of valuable resources we can reuse...

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Why recycle it? There are many reasons why you should recycle your e-waste.

Why recycle it?

Interesting facts

1.5
Over 1.5 million TVs are discarded in Australia every year
90%
Up to 90% of your phone, TV and computer can be recycled
5
Approximately 5 million new mobile phones are purchased each year

Where does it all go?


The way e-waste is recycled can vary between recyclers, but it generally follows a similar pattern:

Flowchart with fours steps: disassembly to shredding to sorting to repurposed.

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What else can I do?


Recycling your e-waste is important and necessary.
But even better is to try and avoid creating e-waste in the first place.
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About the e-waste program


To protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from landfill from 1 July 2019.

To support the rollout of the ban the Victorian Government is investing $16.5 million to upgrade e-waste collection and storage facilities across the state and deliver an education campaign to support the ban on e-waste in landfills.

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