News Date: 21 Jan 2016
PGM Refiners in South-East Melbourne has launched Australia’s first automated electronic waste processing system today.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Lisa Neville, visited the site today which aims to significantly improve Victoria’s e-waste processing capabilities.
“This Australian-first technology represents a significant advancement in how we process e-waste, demonstrating our commitment to keeping these materials out of landfill,” Neville said.
“This machine will reduce environmental and health impacts by eliminating the need to manually dismantle products, which can be unsafe and labour intensive.”
The Victorian government has invested $470,000 towards the funding, purchase and installation of the machinery.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, said she was in support of the processing plant and its ability to help the environment.
“It’s great to see Australian-first innovative recycling technology here in Dandenong, helping the environment and creating job opportunities for local Victorians.”
The technology will be able to process 2500 tonnes of e-waste each year, which can then be used by local manufacturers to create new products.
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