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New Technology For E-waste Switched On

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A new state-of-the-art machine that sorts and shreds
electronic waste has officially started operation in
Auckland today.

Environment Minister David Parker
pressed start on Computer Recycling Ltd’s new BLUBOX
machine, which was supported by a $1.5 million grant from
the Waste Minimisation Fund.

“The BLUBOX machine is
a step forward for New Zealand in its transition toward a
circular economy,” David Parker said.

“We estimate
our e-waste recycling rate at less than two per cent. This
is well behind other countries, and we need to catch up with
those showing the way.”

Because e-waste contains
valuable materials such as gold, silver, copper, platinum,
palladium and brass as well as hazardous toxins, including
mercury, being able to safely and efficiently recover and
recycle e-waste has economic, as well as human and
environmental…

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