Keeping Data Safe and Protecting the Environment

Category : Blog Post, Ewaste Recycling, Media Release

Winning the War on E-Waste Continues

The second episode (6 August) of ABC’s War on Waste continues to positively shine a light on the importance of secure collection and recycling for obsolete televisions and computers.

MRI E-cycle Solutions worked closely with the War on Waste team to help raise public awareness about the e-waste recycling process and the strict controls and regulations that contribute to delivering popular national e-waste programs like MRI PSO’s Drop Zone.

War on Waste presenter Craig Reucassel demonstrated that MRI E-cycle Solutions has robust systems in place to ensure that e-waste dropped off by the public ends up in the right place and recycled to all the relevant standards including the Australian and New Zealand Standard 5377 which covers the collection, transport and recycling of electrical and electronic products.

MRI Director, Will LeMessurier said “We work very hard to make recycling easy for the public and businesses, keeping data safe and protecting the environment.  The public and business can be confident that their television and computer waste recycled by MRI is processed securely, ethically and in accordance with all relevant  regulations and standards.”

“MRI E-cycle Solutions chooses its collection and recycling partners very carefully with the aim of delivering the highest possible environmental, social and ethical outcomes as well as  compliance with the Basel Convention that regulates international movements of Hazardous waste.”

Some of you may have seen how the War on Waste tracked various items including e-waste dropped off via Officeworks through MRI’s Drop Zone program. The products dropped off were tracked to MRI’s facility in Brisbane for initial processing and then overseas to our approved downstream recycler in South Korea, where environmental regulations are both stringent and enforced.

MRI PSO inspected and audited our South Korean recycler in March 2018, as part of our annual audit program of all our downstream processors.  Most importantly our South Korean recycler has  robust systems in place.  We are confident with their practices and procedures, and feel very comfortable that they are equivalent to, if not better than Australian processes. In short, our South Korean recycler meets both Australian and international standards, as do all our recyclers, irrespective of location.

While we always look to process in Australia, the simple fact is that Australia does not have the capacity in-country, to process and recover resources from electronics, in particular circuit boards.  At this point in time MRI PSO utilises downstream recyclers in Australia and abroad that are compliant with the Basel Convention,

MRI was delighted with the coverage received. It will go a long way toward raising community awareness and ensuring greater transparency of e-waste recycling processes.  It also showed our collection and recycling capabilities to be comprehensive and considered.

Talk directly to the Managing Director of MRI E-cycle Solutions

Will LeMessurier is available to answer any queries you have about reuse and recycling all types of e-waste, batteries, power-tools and photovoltaic panels. Will can be contacted by email:  wlemessurier@mri.com.au  or phone 0419 302 682.

 

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Will LeMessurier
Managing Director, MRI E-cycle Solutions
Email: wlemessurier@mri.com.au   Mobile:  0419 302 682