Greentech Lead Asia: Technology major HP has joined the
Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), a service to collect and
recycle electronic waste.
ANZRP aims to boost the recycling rate for televisions
and computers from 17 per cent in 2010 to 80 per cent by 2020-21, and to
provide a long-term solution to television and computer waste.
“HP is committed to the Australia and New Zealand
Recycling Platform. We believe ANZRP offers the best environmental
outcomes and a lean and transparent operating model to meet our needs,” said
HP’s Australia Vice President for Imaging and Printing Group for South Pacific
The ANZRP service enables the community to benefit from
free and extensive access to e-waste collection sites and improved access to
collection events in regional and remote areas.
HP said ANZRP will run free e-waste collection events and
operate e-waste drop off sites for households and small business nationally
from July 2012.
“We are very pleased to welcome HP as the first of a
series of members to join ANZRP with others to be announced shortly. We
are very grateful for their considerable ongoing support over several years,”
said ANZRP General Manager Carmel Dollisson.
“e-waste will be collected, handled and recycled in
accordance with environmental standards locally and internationally.
Where possible, dismantling, processing and recycling will take place within
Australia and even when processed overseas it will meet with these standards,”
Under the government’s National Television and Computer
Recycling Scheme, importers, manufacturers and distributors of televisions and
computers must join an arrangement to
recycle end of life products.
ANZRP was started by 13 major technology brands and will
be funded by its members to meet their liability under the scheme.