Clean Up Australia's e-waste and mobile phone recycling programs could be in for a record number of donations, as a majority of Australians say they have outdated electronic devices stashed away, according to a recent survey by Wakefield Research for 1800-GOT-JUNK. .
More than 62% of Australians are more likely to hoard old electronics than toss them. And 72% of Gen Y (18-34 year olds) have e-waste to dispose of.
The Clean Up Mobile Phone campaign can help Clean Up Australia
- For every mobile phone returned, $3 is donated to Clean Up Australia to fund future campaigns.
- Up to 90% of greenhouse gases created by the production of new phones can be prevented by using recycled devices.
- About 300 grams of gold is salvaged from one tonne of recycled mobile phones.
There are some other ways to recycle e-waste.
Techcollect supports the campaign as well. It is a free nationwide recycling service for old computers, TV, printers and more. Just a word of warning – delete your old data first.
Dropzone offers a similar service.
Acer will also give you a $120 on-line store voucher if you recycle any brand of old notebooks and PC’s via them.
And don’t forget that many local councils will recycle e-waste – City of Sydney has been very active here with dedicated e-waste days.
So get rid of your e-waste now please.