New Zealanders dump about 300 to 400 million pieces of electronic waste, or e-waste, each year. So the Taranaki Environment Centre has launched a new e-waste drop off station in its Metro Plaza base.
"There's easy steps you can take and people want to do the right thing, we often find. They're just overwhelmed with information or they don't know where to start," display organiser Natalie Kennaugh said.
Kennaugh said they're only doing a small collection at the centre, with the aim of getting people thinking about their e-waste and how to dispose of it.
For a small donation the drop-off zone accepts old computer bodies, power leads and plugs, plastic casings, vehicle batteries, small items of whiteware and all scrap metal, old mobile phones and printer cartridges.