The ANZRP is a not-for-profit, industry-run member body established to collect and recycle electronic waste. It was established in September/October 2011, and became an approved by the government last month.
The Platform is an approved co-regulatory arrangement under the government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, whereby manufacturers and distributions of such devices are obliged to join an arrangement to recycle end-of-life products.
“ANZRP is the result of a 10-year effort and it will help to reduce volumes of waste going to landfill,” Canon general manager of corporate strategy and communications, David Klineberg, said.
As a founder, Canon claims this arrangement with a competitive logistics and recycling model is the way forward. The company points at overseas models as a reference point.
The company hopes that the scheme becomes a precursor to a national movement aimed at conserving resources, according to sustainability manager, Janet Leslie.
“Through ANZRP, all members will be treated equally and will also be in a position to individually set and monitor environmental, health, and safety standards,” Leslie said.
The goal for 2012 for ANZRP is to be up and running, with a board to be elected in May and operational by July, and with national drop-off points to be established and functioning by July, she said.
At present, Infoactiv Group is acting as project manager with its experience in the e-waste space, and logistics and recycling operations in Australia.