The (b)right future of batteries in WA

Total Green Recycling is a an associate participant of the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) and have been involved in this collaborative project for the past 18 months. What is FBICRC? The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) was set up to help tackle industry identified gaps in the battery industries value chain, support battery deployment and to develop and optimise the circular economy for battery manufacturing, deployment and recycling. Why is

MEDIA RELEASE: Perth recycler launches campaign to end e-waste

Total Green Recycling has launched a campaign urging the Western Australian Government to support local jobs and businesses by putting an end to e-waste, starting with a landfill ban. E-waste is any electrical item with a plug, battery or cord that is at the end of its useful life. These items contain valuable materials which are scarce and worth recovering, but also hazardous materials which pose considerable environmental and health risks, especially if treated inadequately.

WA’s e-waste recycling statistics for April 2019

In April we recovered 208,315 Kg of materials. That’s about 30 Tyrannosaurus rex of material recovered last month. We achieved 91.5% recovery rate for desktop computers and refurbished and repurposed total of 3,711 items. Top 5 performing councils in WA Congratulations to our TOP e-waste recycling champions in April 19′. City of Stirling = 47.7 T Mindarie Regional Council (Tamala Park Waste Facility) = 15.3 T Shire of Northam = 8.21 T City of Kalamunda

How does e-waste recycling process in Perth look like

Let’s start with stating the obvious. Electronic waste (e-waste) does not belong in your yellow recycling bin. E-waste can contain hazardous materials and that’s why things like batteries and e-waste need to be recycled separately. But if you do the right thing and put your old television or computer on the *verge for recycling or even take it to your nearest location point, have you ever wondered: What happens after? Have you asked yourself: “How