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Reborn: Giving E-Waste a Second Life

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on June 25th, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar. Email Monique Decortis on decortis@ bigpond.net.au to join the mailing list.

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Environment Victoria and the Total Environment Centre have launched a new campaign for a national e-waste recycling scheme. Reborn is calling on federal and state environment ministers to give televisions, computers and other old electronics a second life. There are already over 168 million items of toxic e-waste in Australian landfill. With Australians continuing to buy new electronics, including digital TVs, this number will rise unless the government takes action.  TV and IT industry groups actually support a nation-wide ‘take-back’ and recycling scheme for e-waste. Visit Reborn and tell Peter Garrett you support e-waste recycling.

Source: Climate Action Calendar.

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