MRI E-cycle Solutions highlights the importance of Victoria’s ewaste landfill ban, noting that it should also drive national policies. Last week’s announcement by Environment Ministers to fast track the development of new product stewardship schemes for photovoltaic solar panels (PVs) and batteries, has created the perfect opportunity for Australia to better manage end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment.
The Victorian Government’s deferral of the ewaste landfill ban now commencing in July 2019, is also a positive step towards diverting unwanted and obsolete electronics from landfill, including handheld batteries.
However, there is still a wide gap between the product scope of the Victorian landfill ban and national product stewardship programs for ewaste. To read the full article, click here.