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Electronic or electrical technology we no longer need or want is called e-waste, and includes things such as computers, monitors, televisions, home entertainment systems, printers, fax machines and mobile phones. Many people have a range of home entertainment systems, and a home office or study with printers, scanners, photocopiers and computers, so it’s worthwhile spending some time to consider how you can reduce waste and save money in your home.
It’s really important to dispose of e-waste thoughtfully and correctly to help protect our environment. Many electronic products contain harmful substances such as lead and mercury which can be released into the environment if not disposed of or recycled in an appropriate way.
Many electronic and electrical products contain parts that can be recycled and used again. When you recycle, you stop solid and hazardous waste going to landfill and save resources which can be used to manufacture new products. Televisions, computers and other e-waste contain non-renewable resources such as tin, nickel, zinc aluminium and copper which can't be used again if they are sent to landfill. E-waste also contains hazardous elements such as lead and mercury. Sending these products to landfill means there is a risk that the hazardous substances may be released into the environment. Examples of hazardous waste in electrical and electronic products include:
When not disposed of properly, the toxins from e-waste can escape from the landfill, seep into groundwater, contaminate the soil and enter the food chain causing serious health problems.
E-Waste that can be recycled includes:
Computer / Printers / Televisions - Please view the Tasmanian Recycling Directory, see the link below.
For further information on where to recycle follow this link to the recycling near you directory.