Today, Friday, 14 October, is International E-Waste Day.
Did you know that you can recycle your e-waste at Waverley College?
Waverley College has had an e-waste recycling bin available to all students, families and staff for a few years, thanks to the collaboration between the Ecology Group and Waverley Council. The e-waste recycle hub is located in the Senior School Reception.
We are excited to report that the e-waste recycling hub has recently been upgraded to accept more items.
You can now recycle:
- Small electronics (mobile phones, tablets, laptops)
- Small light globes
Feel free to drop off any of the above items within Reception hours – 7:30am-4pm weekdays.
Sobering Stats About E-Waste
Did you also know:
Australia is among the highest producers of e-waste in the world, ranking 5th top producer with 21.7kg of waste per person reported in 2019.
E-waste is expected to hit over 70 million tonnes per year by 2030.
88% of the 4 million computers and 3 million TVs purchased in Australia every year will end up in landfill – this contributes to the 140,000+ tonnes of electronic waste generated by Australians every year.
Fewer than 1% of TVs and around 10% of PCs and laptops are recycled Australia wide.
E-waste is responsible for 70% of the toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium and mercury found in landfill – and 23,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions would be saved if half of the televisions discarded annually were recycled.
Electronic rubbish is growing at three times the rate of any other waste stream.
Discarded devices are piling up around the world at a rate of 40 million per year.
98% of the components in your computer or television can be fully recycled.
Let’s be part of the solution rather than the problem, and recycle your e-waste at Waverley College!
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