E-waste programme expanded to Greymouth

Published date15 March 2023
Publication titleWest Coast Messenger, The
The programme, which was first trialled in early 2021, offers New Zealanders a free e-waste collection point in their local communities, aiming to divert significant amounts of e-waste from landfills. E-waste is electronic equipment that is unwanted or has reached the end of its life

Since the programme was introduced, over 158 tonnes of e-waste has been collected and recycled.

Noel Leeming Greymouth store manager Paul Rose is pleased to be able to offer this service to the local community.

"We know that Kiwis want to do the right thing when it comes to recycling, and this programme gives them another option for their electronics. It's great to have this up and running in Greymouth, and I'd encourage everyone to see if they have anything that can be recycled and then visit us in store." The Warehouse Group sustainability partner Yi You says: "E-waste is increasing at a rate three times faster than municipal waste streams, with the average Kiwi generating more than 21kg of e-waste each year. We are pleased to be expanding...

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