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Telstra’s e-waste recycling work recognised in awards

An eCycle event at a Telstra Business Centre
Telstra has made the final shortlist for the United Nations Association of Australia’s (UNAA) 2016 World Environment Day Business Awards.

The telecommunications company is being recognised for its Environment Strategy and eCycle Service.

More than 40 schools, journalists, local councils, environmental organisations and individuals have been shortlisted as finalists in the UNAA awards, which coincide with World Environment Day on 6 June. They highlight the innovation and creativity of Australian organisations to encourage others to take positive environmental action.

Telstra launched its eCycle service in May 2015. They developed it to enable small- to medium-sized businesses to declutter and dispose of their e-waste for it to be recycled responsibly under strict environmental and occupational health and safety standards.

Driven by Telstra Business Centres, and delivered in partnership with Infoactiv and MobileMuster, eCycle provides a free pick-up and recycling service to ensure that unwanted technology doesn’t end up in landfill.

Other finalists for this year’s awards include Wodonga Council in the Local Government category, for launching a three-bin food and garden waste collection system collaboratively, and De Bortoli Wines Organisation Leadership Award for its work to become a zero waste winery

Winners of the 2016 Awards will be announced at an awards presentation dinner to be held on 6 June, World Environment Day in Melbourne. More information about the event is on the awards website.

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