DHL secures Sony Australia as its first customer under the National TV & Computer Recycling Schemeby Press Release on 2012-04-09 02:56:32
- DHL to collect and recycle television and electronic products on behalf of Sony Australia
- National aim is to increase the recycling rate for specific electronic products to 80 per cent by 2021
DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today confirmed it has secured Sony Australia as its first customer under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. The Supply Chain arm of DHL in Australia will provide a comprehensive solution to Sony Australia which will include the collection and recycling of all television and electronic equipment.
“This project is ground breaking for Australia. For DHL and its existing product offering, it marks a new direction in business. DHL is pleased to be working with existing customer Sony Australia towards achieving the national recycling target of 80% by 2021; expanding and adding value to a relationship that commenced 25 years ago,” said Terry Ryan, CEO South Pacific, DHL Supply Chain.
“Sony Australia is pleased to be working with DHL to fulfil its obligations under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme” said Nicholas Foster, Director, Sony Australia. “Sony Corporation takes its environmental commitments very seriously and we are encouraged that a local recycling scheme will soon be underway.”
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme involves a combination of government regulation and industry action to reduce the amount of television and computer waste going to landfill and to increase the recovery of resources. The Scheme aims to boost the recycling rate of these products from17 per cent in 2010 to 80 per cent by 2020-21.
Services under DHL’s solution are on track to commence in mid 2012, with access to services expanding across Australia by the end of 2013.
The industry funded National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is regulated by the Australian Government under the landmark Product Stewardship Act 2011