HP joins ANZRP national e-waste recycling service
Melbourne, 9 April, 2012: Hewlett Packard Australia (HP) today joined the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform, the country’s first permanent industry led service to collect and recycle electronic waste.
HP’s Australia Vice President for Imaging and Printing Group for South Pacific Mr Richard Bailey said, “HP is totally committed to the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform. We believe ANZRP offers the best environmental outcomes and a lean and transparent operating model to meet our needs.”
ANZRP General Manager Carmel Dollisson said, "We are very pleased to welcome HP as the first of a series of members to join ANZRP with others to be announced shortly. We are very grateful for their considerable ongoing support over several years.”
Under ANZRP’s service, the community gains free and more extensive access to permanent e-waste collection sites and improved access to collection events in regional and remote areas. ANZRP will run free e-waste collection events and operate e-waste drop off sites for households and small business nationally from July 2012. These locations will give the public reasonable access at metropolitan, outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas.
Carmel Dollisson said, "e-waste will be collected, handled and recycled in accordance with environmental standards locally and internationally. Where possible, dismantling, processing and recycling will take place within Australia and even when processed overseas it will meet with these standards.”
ANZRP is an approved co-arrangement under the government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. The Scheme aims to boost the recycling rate for televisions and computers from 17 per cent in 2010 to 80 per cent by 2020-21, and to provide a long-term solution to television and computer waste.
ANZRP is an Approved Co-regulatory Arrangement under the Federal
government’s Product Stewardship Act, 2011. Under the government’s
National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, importers, manufacturers
and distributors of televisions and computers must join an arrangement to
recycle end of life products.
Industry backed and led
ANZRP is a not for profit member body, with membership open to computer and
television manufacturers, importers and distributors. ANZRP was kick-started
by 13 major technology brands and will be funded by its members to meet their
liability under the scheme. ANZRP is the result of ten years of effort and collaboration by representatives from major technology and television brands from the Australian Information Industry Association and the Consumer Electronics Suppliers’ Association.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.
Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP) is a not for
profit, industry-run member body established to collect and recycle electronic
waste on behalf of its members. More info at http://www.anzrp.com.au
For media enquiries (ANZRP)
General Manager, ANZRP Limited
Mobile: 0418 360 057
For media enquiries (HP)
Marketing Manager South Pacific, HP
Tel: +61 3 8833 4225
Communications, ANZRP Limited
Mobile: 0488 910 614