E-waste – or electronic waste – refers to electronic products that are no longer wanted or working, including:
Source: Sustainability Victoria
E-waste contains hazardous materials, which can harm the environment and human health. E-waste is growing three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia, due to increased technology trends, reduced product lifespan and consumer demand for new products. Valuable materials contained in e-waste are lost when appliances, computers and other household electrical goods are sent to landfill.
Recycle your e-waste to:
Source : Sustainability Victoria
The way e-waste is processed can vary between recyclers. In general, mercury, plastics, printed circuit boards, ferrous metals and aluminium are separated from e-waste for recycling.Source: Sustainability Victoria