E-waste is escalating

An e-Day is coming to Pukekohe, where you can drop off any electronic products you no longer use.
Ewaste.org.nz is a not for profit organisation who provide electronic waste recycling events around Auckland. They aim to increase public awareness on e-waste recycling. Electronic waste, also called e-waste, is a term for electronic products that are obsolete or non-working. Most electronic products can be reused, refurbished or recycled.
The e-Day will be held Pukekohe on Saturday the 24 February in the car park of the Franklin Baptist Church, 128-144 Victoria St West from 9am until 3pm.
It is important to recycle electronics because of the rich sources of raw materials that can be recovered from e-waste. It can also contain toxic material like lead, mercury and chromium meaning they should be handled correctly as they can pollute the environment when dumped at landfills. In 2016, New Zealand brought 750,000 new computers, 300,000 new TVs and 1.8 million smartphones. This is creating 85,000 tonnes of eWaste every year, currently around 19 kilograms per person.
E-waste can also be taken to Waiuku Zero Waste, 5 Hosking Place, Waiuku, or Recycle All Your Stuff (RAYS), 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku.

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