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What to do with your old computers, batteries and TVs

E waste

E-waste has been thrown into the spotlight after the second season of the ABC’s War on Waste. It includes everything from televisions to computers and kitchen appliances. In Australia, just under 99% of all phone and computer parts can actually be recovered and recycled. So what are we waiting for? Here’s how to recycle e-waste. TVs and computers In 2016-17 Australians recycled 60,000 tonnes of this stuff which is apparently pretty good. Try organisations like TechCollect – or better yet be mindful of your choice, do you really need a new television? And if it is still in good knick are there any of your friends or family or even a local charity who is in need of a new tele or computer. Old phones It is great to have a back-up in case you crack your phone for the seventh time or if you lose it overseas but that’s no excuse for keeping your old Nokia from 1999. MobileMuster will help you dispose of your old phone for free or better yet Apple has also announced their GiveBack program which actually gives you credit for your old phone, it’s a win win. Batteries Last year we recycled less than 5% of batteries but this year Aussies are striving to do better. Whatever you do don’t throw your batteries in the garbage, check out all of the options of where to dispose of them here and find your closest location. It isn’t as easy as throwing something in the garbage but the benefit we could have on the environment by reducing e-waste is astronomical. Next time you do… Read More