Turn your old electronics into fresh meals
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A national program that tackles e-waste and food insecurity
emeals is an exciting new program brought to you by the team at Ecoactiv and PonyUp for Good.
Through the Ecoactiv platform, you can have your preloved electronics — from appliances, IT devices to whitegoods and more — collected directly from your home and delivered to accredited, local recyclers for processing. We audit and track the downstream process so you can rest assure none of your items will end up in landfill.
PLUS for every recycling booking made, 5 fresh meals will be donated to people in need via SecondBite.
This sustainable solution allows you to declutter and help end waste and hunger in just a few clicks!
Make the active choice to recycle your preloved items
emeals, the Ecoactiv Platform and PonyUp for Good exist to help end landfilling and food waste in Australia.
The whole process is underpinned by the circular economy and forms part of our collective mission to establish a new era of waste reduction — where every item that’s manufactured ultimately gets recycled and regenerated into something new and every item of produce that’s harvested gets consumed.
You can now choose to recycle your pre-loved electronics, own where they end up and demand transparency. You’ll help feed people in need, promote less mining of resources, end landfilling and also reduce carbon emissions.
FEED PEOPLE IN NEED THROUGH MEAL DONATIONS
DIVERT E-WASTE FROM LANDFILL
PROMOTE RECYCLING OVER MINING
GET TRANSPARENCY ON WHERE YOUR ITEMS GO
REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS
Declutter and feel good
Book a collection for your old tech and have 5 meals donated to people in need via Secondbite
It’s the perfect time to declutter your home and recycle old devices and appliances you no longer need.
Have your items collected from your front yard and 5 meals donated for each booking.
All you have do is:
Go to the Ecoactiv Circular Economy Hub to start your booking
Add items to your list of things to recycle
Provide your collection address & choose a date
Package your items for the collection
Frequently asked questions
Ecoactiv offers a wide range of items for home collection and recycling.
Some popular categories include:
Apple Products, Computers and Tablets, Computer Parts, Monitors, Phones and Other Devices, Printers, Scanners, Consumables, Storage and Memory and Televisions.
You can also arrange for a collection on other items too. Please note that these items may incur a small fee.
The program is national and available to households all across Australia. We collect from both metro and regional suburbs in VIC, NSW, QLD, WA, SA, TAS and NT.
The Australian Government estimates food waste costs the Australian economy $20 billion each year. Currently, 5 million tonnes of food ends up as landfill, that’s enough to fill 8,400 Olympic sized swimming pools. When organic waste is dumped into landfill, it undergoes anaerobic decomposition (because of the lack of oxygen) and generates methane, which is 25 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Meanwhile the latest figures reveal more than 5 million people in Australia experience food insecurity at least once in the course of a year. SecondBite exists to make sure that good food is getting to people who need it most, rather than to landfill. With Australia’s recent bushfires and the COVID crisis, basic access to fresh food has become more important than ever before and impacts many people in every community.
Putting ewaste into your rubbish bin or any other receptacle destined for landfill is illegal in both Victoria and South Australia and other states are working towards this ban too. Over 90% of e-waste can be recycled to reclaim precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, tin, copper, nickel, cobalt, zinc and aluminium. Once in landfill toxic chemicals including lead, mercury, cadmium, barium & lithium leach into our soil & waterways causing decades of damage. Besides, now there is an easy way to have it collected from your home and feed people in need at the same time – so why wouldn’t you?
Ewaste is also growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste across Australia. It covers a range of items including televisions, desktops, laptops, printers and mobile phones. Globally the amount making its way to landfill is increasing each year and is expected to pass 52 million tonnes per year by 2021. Electronic waste is responsible for 70% of the toxic chemicals found in our landfills and waterways, such as lead, cadmium and mercury. So yes, we’d say it’s a super significant problem – and with this program, we are now collectively all part of the solution!
Ecoactiv prides itself of partnering with 100% on-shore recyclers. They undertake a rigorous assessment and auditing process with each recycler – from receipt of item to destruction and certification.
All Ecoativ recycling providers are certified and comply with Australian and international standards (AS/NZS:5377 and ISO 14001:2015).
Yes, every item – big or small – needs to be packaged.
Sending your old or unwanted items to be recycled is different from putting it out on the kerbside for landfill. It is important your item arrives at the recycler intact to maximise its recyclability. In addition, the OH&S of the people handling and transporting your items is a priority and the trucks that your items will be transported in are shared with other people’s parcels… not rubbish!
You will receive instructions on how to separate and / or package your items through or after the booking process in an email. It is important that you read this carefully and follow the packaging and labelling instructions.
Some items can share a box, while others must be separated because they’re either going to go to different processing facilities or are hazardous in nature (e.g. batteries). For items that cannot fit in a box, such as a fridge or a TV, you will need to either shrink wrap multiple times so no sharp edges can puncture through.
Fill in the form below with your recycling enquiry and we’ll get back to you shortly.