Logistics company tapped by nonprofit industry consortium.
The Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) has been approved as a provider of recycling services under Australia’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. ANZRP is a nonprofit industry group established to collect and recycle electronic scrap on behalf of its members.
Infoactiv Group, a provider of logistics and sustainability solutions based in Fairfield, Australia, serves as program manager for ANZRP. The company will manage the collection and recycling services across the commonwealth. Infoactiv also calls on local councils and other stakeholders to help collect e-scrap through existing facilities.
The recycling scheme is part of the commonwealth’s Product Stewardship Act 2011 and requires manufacturers and importers of televisions and computers to fund and deliver a national recycling service across the country. The program’s recycling targets start at 30 percent and increase to 80 percent by 2021-22.
As an approved participant in the co-regulatory program, ANZRP will roll-out free collection services across Australia. As a consortium approved under the scheme, ANZRP plans to contribute to government objectives concerning landfill diversion of old televisions and computers.
“ANZRP represents many of the leading television and computer manufacturers who are committed to responsible environmental practices and community-friendly e-waste recycling," says Helen Jarman, managing director of Infoactiv Group. "These global brands understand the importance of product take-back and the need to divert their products from landfills.”
Diverting the televisions and computers is expected to provide measurable environmental benefits, while ensuring they are recycled and used in the manufacture of new goods.
“We have significant experience in Australia managing e-waste collection and recycling programs for industry and in particular, running e-waste events for the community in cooperation with councils,” says Jarman. “Our partnership with ANZRP will build on this and deliver the environmental outcomes intended under the regulations.”
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme combines government regulations and industry action to manage the collection and recycling of televisions, computers, printers and computer products. The scheme is administered by the Commonwealth’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
More information is available at www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/ewaste/index.html.