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    WA’s $14 million e-waste scheme to ban appliances from landfill

    WA environment minister Reece Whitby. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright).jpg

    A decision to ban sending small household appliances and similar waste to landfill in Western Australia will bring the state into line with existing national product stewardship schemes for future circular economies.

    From 2024, WA’s unwanted electrical and electronic products, from dinky toasters to broken vacuums, cannot be sent to landfill.

    The goal of the $14 million scheme will be to recover high-value materials such as metals from such unwanted devices and encourage the reuse and recycling of products that still work.

    Any item with a plug, battery or cord that has stopped working or is otherwise unwanted — including televisions, mobile phones, computers, white goods, medical devices, lighting and…

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