E-waste (electronic waste) as a waste stream is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia. It covers a range of items we all use and discard from our daily working and home lives, including televisions, computers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances and white goods.
These items contain both hazardous and valuable materials that can be recovered when they reach the end of their working life. Acknowledging the risks and opportunities associated with e-waste, the Victorian Government has committed to banning e-waste from landfill in Victoria. The e-waste ban will
be designed to achieve a range of positive outcomes for the Victorian environment, community and industry.
Progress to date
September 2016 - onwards
Ongoing consultation with key stakeholders on various elements of the ban
Further analysis of possible approaches, including analysing costs and benefits, considering statutory tool(s), and identifying the preferred approach to the ban.
Public consultation on preferred approach.
Legislative changes for preferred approach in place, with some operational elements phased in as appropriate.
information, contact the Waste and Resource Recovery team at the Department of
Environment, Land, Water and Planning via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.