Waste & Recycling
Even though many people recycle - our economy and society still waste a lot of resources that could be re-used and made into new products. To meet insatiable public demand, industry has developed an excessive 'convenience culture'. TEC is pushing for manufacturers to take responsibility and government to take action, as well as working with the recyclers and the community to advance a zero waste society.
- Created on Saturday, 29 August 2009 01:18
- Created on Thursday, 20 August 2009 04:25
Green groups and industry have declared their joint support for the creation a national televisions and computer recycling scheme to be run by the Federal Government.
In response to proposals in a 'regulatory impact statement', Environment Victoria (EV), the Total Environment Centre (TEC), e-waste recyclers MRI and Sims, and Product Stewardship Australia (PSA), a not-for-profit industry body representing major televisions brands have all called for the Federal Government scheme, that would include products imported into Australia. Local councils are also supporting the scheme.
After many years of deliberation the Federal Government needs to honour their commitment to resolve this issue when environment ministers meet later this year.
- Created on Thursday, 20 August 2009 01:10