Stop! Look! Wave! – Keeping Aussie Kids Safe

Toxfree, in partnership with Volvo Trucks rolled out the classroom safety campaign – Stop! Look! Wave! earlier this year. An initiative targeting Australia’s most vulnerable pedestrians, to help keep Aussie kids safe in their home towns. Since its launch, the interactive road safety campaign has fast became a global success with over 100,000 children learning how to interact safely with commercial vehicles in traffic.
It’s particularly difficult for truck drivers to see a quick-moving small person, this was a key reason for rolling out this free education campaign to teach Aussie kids to STOP on the side of the road, LOOK both ways, and WAVE at the truck driver before they cross. We don’t want children to be afraid of traffic but their attention is limited, so we need to teach them this simple tip for crossing safely.

The Stop! Look! Wave! campaign is important to Toxfree as, like Volvo Trucks, one of our core values is Safety.
Our mantra is safe.reliable.sustainable with no harm to people or the environment. Toxfree has committed the resources of our own company with Toxfree trucks visiting schools across the nation to give students a look at the view from behind-the-wheel and to understand safety around trucks.

There are thousands of waste and recycling trucks on the streets every day; a lot of them are out in the morning when children are heading off to school. As safety is a top priority for our drivers, they will enjoy being part of this children’s safety initiative that is new and fresh. Our drivers are always conscious of their surroundings and we want them to let the children know that they have gained their attention by waving back to them.

We are proud to be sharing this initiative as a global partner of Volvo Trucks in Australia and thank them for their leadership in children’s safety.

 
Further details can be found on our website here: http://www.toxfree.com.au/ABOUT-US/Stop,-Look,-Wave

 

GET INVOLVED!  If you’d like Toxfree to deliver the Stop! Look! Wave! truck safety campaign at your local primary school, contact the marketing team at marketing@toxfree.com.au

Toxfree’s innovative solution to Australia’s e-waste problem

Recycling your e-waste is just as important as recycling any other waste material. Toxfree is a true end-of-life recycler of electronic waste. Our business model, technologies and processes ensure that maximum e-waste recycling and recovery processing takes place in Australia and that we do not export the problem.

What is e-waste?

e-waste comes in many forms, including computers, photocopies, printer, fax machines, batteries and mobile phones.

Why is it a problem?

e-waste contains non-renewable but potentially toxic materials such as mercury and lead, that make it both an environmental hazard and a renewable resource.

What can I do?

Ensure that your e-waste is disposed of at a reliable, ethical recycling plant.

When handled correctly, at least 90% to 95% of e-waste components can be recycled, greatly reducing the environmental impact of landfill dumping, sourcing new materials, pollution and contamination.

What does Toxfree do with e-waste?

Toxfree delivers a true end-of-life solution for your e-waste. End-of-life means nothing is re-used; everything is destroyed as part of the recycling process.

Our processes ensure the e-waste is useless in terms of information retrieval or re-use. Should you require a greater level of security, such as individual hard drive destruction, talk to us about a tailored secure e-waste solution.

Our aim is to become the leading e-waste recycler in Australia and set a benchmark for all others to aspire to.

BluBox recycling plant

Toxfree’s BluBox is a Swiss designed processing technology packed in a 40ft container. It is designed for next generation e-waste such as flat panel displays, smart phones, tablets and laptops however can also process a wider variety of domestic e-waste such as toasters and hair dryers.

The BluBox process is designed to extract mercury from the LCD backlighting tubes utilising a sophisticated aspiration system to collect the mercury vapour and phosphor contaminated mercury. The process provides a fully automated solution to handle a wide variety of e-waste items from desktop computers and laptops, to toasters and hair-dryers.

CRT recycling

Toxfree developed, in-house, Australia’s first semi-automated CRT recycling system. The system which incorporates; crushing, density and x-ray sorting technologies, separates the TVs and monitors into their major recyclable components creating value added commodities. The process includes Australia’s only x-ray sorting system, an automated system to separate the lead funnel glass and lead free panel glass found in CRT TVs and monitors.

E-waste drop-off events

Toxfree are experts in tailoring e-waste drop-off events for both business and communities. Whatever your e-waste recycling needs, Toxfree has the solution.

For more information read our brochure – rtp-final-e-waste-brochure-2016