Do #8 Electrify Recycling
If you're giving or receiving an electrifying gift this Christmas make sure the old device finds a new home, either with someone or at a recycling facility
If the old device is still working why not give it to a friend, family member or charity or maybe trade it on-line?
Most components and materials inside electronics can be re-used or recycled. If they're sent to landfill, these non-renewable resources are lost and there can be a risk of toxins contaminating the soil and waterways. Fortunately, there are free and responsible programs for many items including phones, printer cartridges, tablets, computers and TVs.
Take action, commit to Do #8.
- MobileMuster will recycle your old and unwanted mobile phones though all Officeworks stores and Australia Post outlets or you can download and print a pre-paid label.
- 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' will turn your old inkjet and toner cartridges into new pens, furniture and road surface through all Officeworks stores and many other retail outlets. The program is free to workplaces and households through the support of the Participating Manufacturers - Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta and Kyocera.
- Tablets, computers and TVs can be recycled though industry supported programs like TechCollect and councils.
- For other small electronic appliances, like phones, laptops, and CD, DVD and MP3 players, MobileMuster has teamed up with Storage King and ECOACTIVE across Australia to provide an e-waste recycling box as a cheap and convenient recycling option.