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The SEED website has been developed to allow teachers, students and environment staff to easily access a fantastic range of sustainability education resources. This information is presented in the topics of biodiversity, climate change, general sustainability, waste and water.

SEED also offer School Environment Days.  They are an all-day event for Grade 5 students. Every student and teacher will participate in 4 environmental hands-on, curriculum linked activities. Places are limited and allocated on a first-in basis. If you are a small school with composite grades, please contact the SEED Project Officer on 03 5722 9232 to discuss participation levels. Please complete the attached registration form below to participate.

SEED North East
(03) 5722 9232
Tech Collect


TechCollect is a free national recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TVs (e-waste). TechCollect was established in response to the Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) and is the only not-for-profit industry backed e-waste recycling service approved under the NTCRS.


What is the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme?

On 22 June 2011, the Australian Federal Parliament passed the Product Stewardship Act, which legislated that both government and industry have a shared responsibility to reduce electronic waste, increase recycling and manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of the products that we use. From this legislation the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) was established, making it law for companies that manufacture or import computers or TVs to take responsibility for the safe and environmentally friendly recycling of end-of-life products. Click here to find out more about our Partners.


How does the TechCollect Program Work?

Under the NTCRS, computer and TV manufactures and importers are required to join and support a government approved service, such as TechCollect. Set up by the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), TechCollect is funded and supported by over 60 of Australia’s leading computer and TV manufacturers and importers, many of whom are already leaders in corporate social responsibility and global product stewardship. TechCollect partners with local councils and waste management organisations across Australia to provide its service to households and businesses. Households and businesses are able to drop off their end-of-life and unwanted computers, computer accessories and TVs at sites throughout Australia and because TechCollect is fully supported by industry, this is completely FREE!

You can find your nearest TechCollect drop-off site here . You can find out what households and businesses can drop-off at a TechCollect drop-off site here.
1300 229 837
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Mobile Muster
Mobile Muster

What is MobileMuster?

MobileMuster is the Australian mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program. It's a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. Basically, it's the industry's way of ensuring mobile phone products don't end up in landfill - but instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.

So why is this important? Well, over 90% of the materials used in a mobile are recyclable and can be reused, avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting our environment and conserving scarce natural resources.

Mobile phone components should also never be thrown in the rubbish, where they can end up in landfill. For one thing they're not biodegradable, so they won't break down. On top of that, mobiles contain some substances that can potentially harm the environment if not disposed of correctly.

At MobileMuster, we aim to make sure mobiles are handled properly at the end of their useful lives. Our mission is simple. We promise to keep mobile phones out of landfill. All we are asking you to do is to promise to recycle them.

How to recycle

MobileMuster works with partners like mobile phone retailers, local councils and Australia Post to collect phones from the general public. We encourage people to return their old phones, either by dropping them off, or postingthem to us. Either way, it's free for consumers, schools, businesses, councils and government agencies.

Each and every mobile we receive is dismantled and recycled, and any data left on the handset is destroyed through the recycling process.

The team behind MobileMuster

MobileMuster is a not-for-profit program, voluntarily funded by industry groups including:

  • Handset manufacturers (Nokia, Motorola, Samsung Electronics, HTC, Huawei, ZTE)
  • Network carriers (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone)
  • Service providers (Virgin Mobile)
  • Distributors (Force Technology)

MobileMuster is managed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) on behalf of these members.

What makes MobileMuster different?

It is the only recycling program that is:

  • Funded and managed by the industry
  • Endorsed by mobile phone manufacturers and network carriers
  • Not-for-profit
  • Dedicated to keeping old mobiles out of landfill

MobileMuster accepts all brands of mobile phones, including their batteries, chargers and accessories. All components are recycled locally or in developed countries overseas - and none are sold for reuse or exported to developing countries.

At MobileMuster we also report annually on our collections and recycling processes, which are audited by an independent third party.
1300 730 070

The local know-how and know-who of everything grass-roots and environmental.

Ecoportal responds to a shared ambition to enhance the cross-fertilisation of ideas and to promote streamlining in the scheduling of community events.

Broadly speaking our website also seeks to;
• Offer a central place for the promotion of upcoming sustainability events;
• Provide links, information and contact details of local sustainability groups;
• Encourage the sharing of skills, knowledge and resources locally; and
• Add to opportunities to network with others.

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