Victoria to upgrade e-waste collection
The Victorian Government has committed $16.5 million to upgrading over 130 e-waste collection sites in the lead up to the state ban on e-waste which commences on 1 July 2018.
The amount of e-waste generated in Victoria is projected to increase from 109,000 tonnes in 2015 to approximately 256,000 tonnes in 2035.
E-waste includes mobile phones, computers and related equipment, audio devices, refrigerators and other white goods, hair driers, TVs, heaters, air-conditioners and other electrical equipment.
The upgrades will ensure 98 per cent of Victorians in metropolitan areas will be within a 20-minute drive of an e-waste disposal point, and 98 per cent of Victorians in regional areas will be within a 30-minute drive of an e-waste disposal point.