12 Apr 2012

Where TVs go to die

It's time to lift our game when disposing of our much-loved gadgets.

A free national recycling scheme for old televisions and computers begins in July, resurrecting bulky old CRT sets and dusty PCs from the junk pile.

The Product Stewardship Act, the federal law passed last year to make computer and TV manufacturers responsible for tech waste, aims to boost Australia's tech-recycling rate from 17 per cent to 30 per cent by 2012-13 and, in the long term, to 80 per cent in the next decade.
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