Panasonic Australia has become a liable party under the national e-waste recycling scheme by joining with the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP).
The ANZRP — a not-for-profit, industry-run member body — joined the industry-run and -funded National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme as an administrator last month.
As an administrator, the ANZRP can sign up television and computer manufacturers and importers, such as Panasonic, and collect and recycle products on their behalf from 1 July 2012.
In addition, Panasonic Australia managing director, Steve Rust, has also joined the ANZRP interim board as a board member.
“We considered the organisation’s transparent and independent operating model, not-for-profit status and critical mass,” Rust said in a statement.
“We decided ANZRP offers the best environmental outcomes, management credibility and governance model, and I’m delighted to join the interim board.”
The scheme, which was established under the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011 legislation, will provide free collection and recycling services for computers, printers, televisions and other electronics, and aims to curb the increasing dumping of electronic waste in Australian landfills.
It will be rolled out across the country by December 2013.
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