Don’t let it live out it's life for the next 10,000 years in Landfill Heaven, send it to E-waste Hell!
When: March 14, 2009
Time: 8.30am to 2.30pm
Where: Water St Carpark, Herries Street, Toowoomba City
Phone: (07) 4688 6824
When you’re going to the store to buy your new fangled-dangle, beautifully-shiny-bright-white product, and you’re about to throw that son-of-a-bitch-broken-piece-of-crap old product in the garbage Wait! Don’t get mad, get even!
Send that five-hundred-dollar-only-lasted-18-months cell phone to get dismantled into tinsy, tiny pieces and melted down to bare trace elements.
The problem of e-waste in Australia is huge and growing rapidly.
- E-waste is growing at three times the rate of general waste in Australia (ABS 2006).
- In 2006, there was around 1.6 million computers disposed of in landfill, 1.8 million put in storage (in addition to the 5.3 million already gathering dust in garages and other storage areas and just 0.5 million recycled) (ABS 2006).
Electronic devices contain toxic substances, including lead, arsenic, mercury and polyvinyl chloride which can pose risks to human health and the environment if they are not disposed of safely.
The Toowoomba Regional Council will be collecting e-waste including "all computer equipment, televisions, DVD and CD players, audio gear, cameras, faxes, all phones and VHF and UHF equipment". Don’t let it live out it's life for the next 10,000 years in Landfill Heaven, send it to E-waste Hell.
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