When will I be able buy electronic items?
The National Electronic Recycling Council (NERC) has been asked to develop an electronic recycling policy for Australia.
The organisation says it needs to ensure that people can recycle their electronic devices, and it says people can use these items as part of the national waste stream.
The National Recyclers Federation (NRF) says it is not happy that the NERC is considering electronic recycling.
It says it would not support the NERC’s proposal.
The NRF says it wants to see people using electronic recycling to provide more value to society, and to reduce the burden on society and the environment.
The association says it supports a national recycling policy but not the NRC’s proposal, which is an extension of the NRF’s recycling model.
The ABC has contacted the NBER for comment.
What is the National Electronic Waste Stream?
The NERT says people have the right to use electronic waste products in a variety of ways, and the recycling is the responsibility of each household.
It states: The National Electronics Recycler Council (NERC) will propose to implement a national electronic waste stream for electronic recycling of electronic waste, including recycling of old, unused and non-usable electronic products.
It will also provide guidance for the management of the current electronic waste streams.
This will include a National Electronic waste Management Plan (NEGMP) for the period to 2020.
The policy will be developed in consultation with stakeholders including the NREL, NBER, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the Australian Electronics Industry Association.
How is the NERSC proposing to collect and use electronic recycling?
The proposed policy would collect and utilise a range of electronic recycling products, including: Electronic items – such as cellphones, laptops, tablets, printers, faxes, memory cards, etc – that can be recycled as a waste