How might I provide an e-waste recycling service that is positioned in…
How might I provide an e-waste recycling service that is positioned in obligating places?
A service that either you dispose your materials of at a specific place or they receive it from you or from where you have put the item
What places are obligating?
Woolworths stores usually have donation stations for doctor research so it would seem normal if the stores had e-waste recycling tubs
In Barwon Heads (just passed Geelong) they have an IGA that has a battery collection tub that you can put your batteries in when you enter
Where in the school campus do most people walk past everyday?
What battery recycling services currently exist?
Are people aware of these services?
What locations would oblige people to recycle their batteries?
What agencies can I contact?
What questions would I ask them?
How do they recycle the batteries?
What types of batteries can/can't be recycled?
What is the most popular type of battery that they recycle?
Battery World (There is a place in Southbank for depositing)
recycling near you
What are the most common batteries used in houses?
How many batteries does the average product require?
If people were more aware of the services would they recycle their batteries more often?
How many batteries do people have lying around their homes
Where is the nearest recycling depot to school?
Where in school would people be most obliged to put their batteries?
What types of e-waste do people through out most?
Mouses and keyboards
What are the recycling tubs made from?
Where can I buy them from?
What could I do to answer these questions?
Contact outside agencies
Survey girls in the year level to test their knowledge
To see what I need to inform people on and make people aware of
These posters would supply information that tells them what they don't know (I would find this out from the surveys)
Formal letter to a company
using their responses I could see if the companies would be interested in having e-waste collection tubs in their stores and I could collect them at the end of each week
Survey people on their habits and how many electronics they have lying around the house and how many they have disposed of incorrectly
Survey people to see what locations in the school they past the most
These results will show me where positioning collection tubs would be most effective
Collecting batteries at school by having a tub ideally situated in the T-Bar and I could drop it off at Battery world (if I send them a letter) whenever it gets full
Something similar would be to collect batteries in the tubs but at local supermarkets in Stonnington.
see if places that collect e-waste have volunteer opportunities and I could volunteer to collect used batteries from other people (family, friends etc)
Contact the environment department of the state or federal government to see if I can get the tubs all over Melbourne