Aug 10 - Australian E-waste Program Could Help in National Campaign

Organized by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the program will offer free recycling for businesses and individuals in the Australian state of Victoria for 12 months. The industry led campaign will help salvage some of the 1.6 million computers that are discarded in the state annually. Darren Pauli reports from ComputerWorld.com.

AIIA CEO Sheryle Moon said the pilot will be used to lobby the federal government to mandate compulsory nationwide e-waste recycling.

"We have engaged Sustainability Victoria (a Victorian government environmental initiative), the federal government's Australian Greenhouse Office and the Department of Communications, IT and the Arts (DCITA) and many levels of federal government to push the idea nationally," Moon said.

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