Patrick is a young man on a mission to reduce the amount of electronic waste that ends up in landfill. He is the CEO of E-Waste Solutions, trading as Computer Recycling. The company processes a million kg of e-waste annually, a growth of 40% since he bought the company two years ago.
Patrick has been proactive in lobbying government through meetings with ministers and has made a submission on the government’s product stewardship proposals. He takes every opportunity to speak about e-waste recycling via television, radio or other media.
Patrick works with the governments of a number of our Pacific neighbours to assist them in managing their e-waste needs.
He is constantly researching international developments to keep E-Waste Solutions up to date on trends and processes. He is currently looking into new technology that would enable New Zealand to recycle televisions and computer monitors. At present, these highly toxic items cannot be recycled here.