This is a selection of curated news articles of interest to Ecotech Services, especially those relating to New Zealand.
Businesses may soon be legally bound to ensure Kiwis can repair old devices and appliances instead of replacing them.
A Christchurch business has been selling a massage gun – promoted by an All Black, a Black Cap, and an international hip-hop star – with non-compliant chargers for more than a year.
According to the FTC, manufacturers are guilty of using numerous tactics that make it difficult for customers and independent businesses to repair their products.
Cambridge Rotary in the Waikato launched its “Urban Miners” e-waste recycling project in 2020 and so far it had diverted 3.54 tonnes of e-waste from landfill.
The recycling programme aims to divert thousands of kilograms of e-waste from landfill by offering free drop-off recycle points at 16 participating Noel Leeming retail stores.
Last updated: July 29, 2021 at 11:52 am