I'm blatantly asking for help here.
I run an Ewaste Recycler in Adelaide, but due to restrictions imposed by our lovely friends in the federal government we are only days away from closing our doors. We are not the only ones either. Nationwide there are around 500 jobs that will go before Christmas unless something is done.
It can all be fixed though with a simple removal of restrictions. We're not asking for money, but the government won't listen to us without pressure from the people.
We do have the SA State government on our side doing what they can.
Ewaste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world, yet the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt, has refused to acknowledge the clear problems associated with the Co-Regulated National Television & Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS).
The NTCRS should be providing "FREE" drop off points for everyone, but unfortunately there is a cap of 35% when the amount collected is more in the vicinity of 50%. Minister Hunt's response is that local government and state government have to fund the remaining 65%, but what rate payer will want to pay for a service that only a few months ago was free just down the road?
As we're now hitting that 35% 'cap', "FREE" collection points around the country are closing and the flow on effect is that Ewaste recyclers have also closed, are closing or facing imminent financial problems.
Instead of having a booming industry that creates hundreds of jobs, we will now have ewaste stockpiling in our landfills, on our sidewalks, in our businesses, and in our homes.
Please visit www.ewaste.org.au for more details relating to the Scheme and the Recycling industry in Australia.
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