Western Australia wants to ban e-waste from going to landfill

Assorted electronic waste in a pile

Western Australia’s Environment Minister wants to ban e-waste from going to the landfill with a $14 million scheme to recover high-value materials such as metals from unwanted devices and encourage the reuse and recycling of products that still work. Any item with a plug, battery or cord that has stopped working or is otherwise unwanted, such as televisions, mobile phones, computers, medical devices, lighting and lamps, will instead be destined for a new e-waste industry. The ban will target drop-off points traditionally used to dispose of e-waste items, such as local government collections and businesses. Learn how the government plans to allocate funding to Western Australia’s recycling network infrastructure.

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