The Victorian government is seeking views from the community and industry on the proposed approach to managing e-waste in Victoria.
E-waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia and covers a range of items we use and discard from our daily working and home lives, including televisions, computers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances and white goods. These items contain both hazardous materials, which can harm the environment and human health, and valuable materials which are scarce and worth recovering.
For these reasons, it is important that e-waste is well managed. A package of proposed measures has been developed to reduce e-waste from landfill, increase resource recovery and support jobs and investment in the recycling sector.
It is important for all Victorians to have a say on the proposed approach and we will use it to refine the arrangements for the ban on e-waste from landfill.