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1 RogerLuethy commented Permalink

Hi Anthony, <div>&nbsp;</div> Here in Switzerland when we buy for example a monitor or a TV we have <br /> to pay a small fee extra. When your monitor dies you bring it back to dealer <br /> of your choice and they have to take it back. After that they recycle it under <br /> governmental law. This works with all electronic and electrical stuff. <div>&nbsp;</div> Cheers <br /> Roger

2 anthonyv commented Permalink

Hi Roger, thanks for reading and commenting on my blog! <div>&nbsp;</div> Sadly Australian governments don't have the strength of will to force these changes into place. Only one state (out of 6 states and 2 territories) actually runs a refund scheme to encourage drink bottles to be returned to the store where they were purchased. <div>&nbsp;</div> So congrats to your country, I just hope one day we have the sense to follow suit.

3 David_Salinas commented Permalink

We have similar programs here in the United States. Particularily, I know that Dell and Best Buy have similar program in Austin, TX. Also, I use BestBuy and Radio Shack to turn in used batteries to NiMH and Alkaline batteries.

4 anthonyv commented Permalink

Hi David, thanks for your comment! <br /> Many companies in Australia also accept batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phones for recycling. From what I hear, doing this can actually be quite profitable! It would just be good to see them also offering to take the bigger ticket items (especially pre-ROHS stuff). <br />