Government announces second arrangement for electronic recycling scheme
The Federal Government has announced the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) as the second organisation endorsed to deliver services under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
“The Scheme will provide Australian households and small businesses with access to free collection and recycling services for televisions, computers, printers and computer products – boosting the recycling rates for those products and providing a long-term solution to television and computer waste,” Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability Senator Don Farrell said.
“As the administrator of an approved co-regulatory arrangement ANZRP is able to sign up television and computer manufacturers and importers, and collect and recycle products on their behalf.
“ANZRP’s approval follows that of DHL Supply Chain, which was announced on 6 March.”
Further announcements of successful applicants are expected shortly. Collections under the new scheme are on track to commence in mid 2012, with access to services expanding across Australia by the end of 2013.
ANZRP will be required to achieve annual targets for recycling computers and televisions, starting with a 30 per cent recycling rate in the 2012-13 years, rising to 80 per cent by 2020-21.