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.
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Created on Saturday, 13 June 2009 01:27
The City of Sydney’s e-waste collection this weekend is a welcome step in the right direction, but local councils should not bear all the responsibility, Total Environment Centre said today.
Read more: COUNCILS NEED TAKE-BACK E-WASTE SUPPORT
Created on Monday, 25 May 2009 20:48
Positive moves on fluorescent lighting, computers, televisions, container deposits and tyres at the meeting of state and federal environment ministers have been welcomed by environmentalists.
Read more: MINISTERS MAKE WASTE HISTORY
Created on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 22:50
A network of hundreds of drop-in centers for electronic waste, light bulbs and batteries, could be created by a national container deposit system (CDS) leading to big environmental and economic benefits, Total Environment Centre (TEC) said today.
Read more: CONTAINER DEPOSITS – NOT JUST ABOUT LITTER
Created on Monday, 18 May 2009 20:47
Environment Victoria and the Total Environment Centre (TEC) today launched a campaign and website to call on Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett to introduce a national electronic waste recycling scheme to stop old toxic TVs, computers and mobile phones being dumped into landfill.
Read more: RECYCLE TOXIC ELECTRONIC WASTE, SAY GREEN GROUPS
Created on Monday, 18 May 2009 20:36
Total Environment Centre (TEC) launched a viral music video on YouTube today to highlight the need for urgent action on Australia’s escalating electronic-waste (e-waste)problem.
Read more: ToxicElectronicWasteZombiesComeToTown