Ditching the Dot-matrix
New Zealand’s second annual eDay saw more than 15,000 carloads of electronic waste dropped off at 32 centres throughout the country. The event was organised by the Computer Access New Zealand Trust (CANZ). Most of the collection of e-waste, which included monitors, central processing units (CPUs), and printers diverted from landfills, is being shipped to South Korea for recycling. Working computer monitors will be recycled in Auckland. “eDay is helping to plug the gap and buy New Zealand a little more time without generating new problems in our landfills,” says Laurence Zwimpfer, national organiser of eDay. Industry-sponsored recycling schemes should be up and running within two or three years, he said.