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Petitioning Minister for Health and Sport Greg Hunt MP and 1 other

Immediate intervention to amend the National Television & Computer Recycling Scheme

Immediate action must be taken to ensure the long term sustainability of the Ewaste Recycling industry.

Ewaste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world, yet the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt, has refused to acknowledge the clear problems associated with the Co-Regulated National Television & Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS).

The NTCRS should be providing "FREE" drop off points for everyone, but unfortunately there is a cap of 35% when the amount collected is more in the vicinity of 50%. Minister Hunt's response is that local government and state government have to fund the remaining 65%, but what rate payer will want to pay for a service that only a few months ago was free just down the road?

As we're now hitting that 35% 'cap', "FREE" collection points around the country are closing and the flow on effect is that Ewaste recyclers have also closed, are closing or facing imminent financial problems.

Instead of having a booming industry that creates hundreds of jobs, we will now have ewaste stockpiling in our landfills, on our sidewalks, in our businesses, and in our homes.

 Various State Governments have been proactive in pushing for a solution. Now we need the Commonwealth government to act and take responsibility for a National Scheme that has Bipartisan support.

Please visit www.ewaste.org.au for more details relating to the Scheme and the Recycling industry in Australia.

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    Greg Hunt MP
  • Minister for the Environment
    Greg Hunt MP


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