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Success for Coromandel's TV Take Back scheme

Success for Coromandel's TV Take Back scheme

Coromandel's TV TakeBack programme finished ysterday with 1,702 TVs collected and saved from being sent to landfill.

As New Zealand television broadcasting went digital, the government launched a national scheme to encourage the recycling of unwanted televisions.

Our five Refuse Transfer Stations worked with the Seagull Centre in Thames, Coromandel Independent Living Trust (CILT) and Smart Environmental Ltd under RCN e-Cycle to roll out the programme in the Coromandel.

In Coromandel, 161 TVs were collected for recycling, 128 in Tairua, 295 in Whangamata, 504 in Whitianga, and 614 in Thames.

Nationally, 224,703 TVs have been collected for recycling as part of the TV TakeBack programme.

We'd like to thank our Refuse Transfer Teams for their hard work over the last six months on this programme as well as The Seagull Centre in Thames and CILT in Coromandel for their involvement and continued efforts to recycle e-Waste in the Coromandel.

For more information about the TV TakeBack programme, see the official website athttp://www.tvtakeback.govt.nz/


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