Today we held our first ever Press Conference to officially launch our campaign to ban e-waste to Western Australian landfill. Our directors James and Michael addressed the crowd consisting of WA councils, waste industry partners and media with a short yet sharp speech explaining why it’s important to ban e-waste from going into landfills. Press Conference: Launch of our campaign to end e-waste going to WA landfills Some of the top points founders of
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
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.
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