Englaon is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). That’s why we’re part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS)?, which means our TVs aren’t sent to landfill.
But what is the NTCRS?
This program has been developed by the TV and computer industries, together with the Australian Government, in response to the huge increase in e-waste and the growing concern for the environment. The NTCRS aims to reduce e-waste by reusing the valuable materials in electronic products and recycling the remaining materials in a responsible way.
Did you know?
Australians generate around 539,000 tonnes of e-waste each year? That’s the weight of nearly 15 million 75” TVs! Here at Englaon, we care about the environment and are taking steps to minimise our impact.
Why should I care about e-waste?
E-waste is any discarded electronic product that relies on electric currents or electromagnetic fields. This means anything with a plug, battery or power cord like your TV, computer, printer and mobile phone.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), only about half of our e-waste is recycled. Where does the other half go? It goes into landfill where toxic materials like mercury and lead have a detrimental effect on human health and the environment.
How is Englaon helping to eliminate e-waste?
Englaon has joined the NTCRS program which means our TVs don’t end up contributing to landfill and causing ecological damage. We are a socially responsible electronics provider and are strongly committed to minimising damage to the environment through the aims laid out by the NTCRS.
What can I do to help eliminate e-waste?
If you have a TV that doesn’t work (the brand doesn’t matter), you can bring it to our office in Bayswater and we will recycle it for you absolutely free of charge.
You can also avoid disposing your household e-waste to your waste bin because this goes straight to landfill. The Victorian Government banned all e-waste from kerbside bins from 1 July 2019. Make sure to try and reuse what you can, donate items or recycle them responsibly.