Recycle your computer
Computer recycling which is free, safe and ethical?
Sounds too good to be true? Computer Recycling Ltd, an Auckland-based company, does exactly that and claims a staggering 99 per cent of received items are kept out of landlls. Unwanted computers are refurbished, reused and resold where possible, otherwise they’re recycled ethically and safely following the Basel Convention
regulations, of which NZ is a signatory. This convention is an international treaty with the main objective of protecting human and environmental health
against the adverse effects of hazardous waste. Its aims include reducing hazardous waste movements between nations, especially from developed to underdeveloped countries, and promoting environmentally sound hazardous
waste management. Computer Recycling Ltd is the only New Zealand owned and
operated company that holds two Basel Export Permits: one for general e-waste, which includes all computer and electronic equipment; and the other for CRT glass which comes from old computer monitors
and televisions. Drop your old computer to 3 Southdown Lane, Penrose in Auckland, Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm; Saturdays: 10am-4pm.