Will the e-waste be recycled in New Zealand or overseas?

/Will the e-waste be recycled in New Zealand or overseas?

Will the e-waste be recycled in New Zealand or overseas?

  • All products recovered for recycling through the TechCollect NZ pilot program undergo first stage recycling activities, including dismantling and shredding, in New Zealand.
  • Once first stage recycling activities are performed to recover commodities (e.g. metals, plastic, glass, PCBs), some commodities are processed into new products within New Zealand.
  • TechCollect NZ aims to reprocess as much material in New Zealand as possible, however, some components are reprocessed overseas as New Zealand does not have the infrastructure in place to further process or manufacture the recovered materials into new products
    • Metals: all processed in New Zealand
    • Non-leaded glass: processed in New Zealand
    • Printer and computer plastic: sorted into polymer type, granulated and then exported to Malaysia (although HIPS from cartridges and maybe printers may be processed in China)
    • PCBs: go to Japan
    • Lithium batteries: South Korea (or they may go to Envirostream now).
    • CRT and flat screen monitors: go to Abilities group in Auckland. Plastic goes to Malaysia. Leaded glass goes to Nyrstar. Metals, clean glass and mercury tubes are processed in New Zealand. PCBs go to Japan.
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