Sharp Cleans up on E-Waste!

Published: 27 Mar 2013

Sharp Cleans Up on E-Waste!

Sharp Corporation of Australia hosted a successful e-waste recycling event on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2013. The community, local businesses and Sharp staff were invited to bring any unwanted TVs or computers to Sharp for recycling.

Sharp is happy to announce that they collected over 20,000 kilos of recyclable material that will be reprocessed and used in the manufacture of new goods. In conjunction with a recycling company MRI, Sharp will ensure that all collected e-waste is disposed of in an efficient, effective and environmentally sustainable manner. This translates into 20 tonnes of material that will be diverted form landfill. A great outcome for the community and the environment.

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Rosa – Sharp employee, with Mark Beard (National Marketing Manager) being the first person to contribute to the Sharp Recycling event.

Mark Beard, National Marketing Manager for Sharp Corporation of Australia said, “We would like to thank all the local businesses, community members and Sharp staff, who supported this initiative. Sharp look forward to continuing this environmentally positive event on an ongoing basis. Managing the product life cycle from cradle to grave is an important part of Sharp’s ongoing environmental stewardship commitment".

According to the Australian Government, “electronic and electrical waste (e-waste), including televisions and computers, is growing three times faster than any other type of waste.. In 2007-8, an estimated 106,000 tonnes of televisions and computers (16.8 million units) reached their end of life. It is estimated that in 2010 only 17 per cent of television and computer waste was recycled.”

Australian e-waste expert and Chief Sustainability Officer at Infoactiv Group, noted that the Sharp recycling event “reflects strong corporate responsibility and directly contributes to meeting the objectives of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.”

For more information regarding Sharp visit www.sharp.net.au.