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eCycle – a buzz word with serious meaning

June 18, 2017
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Ecycle refers to the recycling of electronic waste, an issue that concerns us all. Electronic waste is one of the biggest, if not the biggest issue the waste industry faces today. Electronic waste, or ewaste as it is now more commonly known is being generated at three times the rate of any other municipal waste […]

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How Ewaste Pollution And Contamination Affect Human Health

May 21, 2017

There are 20 to 50 million metric tons of ewaste from around the world that are disposed every year. Out of this number, only 12.5 percent is being recycled. This means that a huge percentage of ewaste ends up in landfills. Compared to general waste, the rate of ewaste being sent to landfill is said […]

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Ewaste Collection and Recycling

May 17, 2017

Ewaste refers to unwanted consumer electronic devices and equipment which are believed as not suitable for dumping in landfills because of the heavy metal that they contain. These can include stereos, computers, televisions, printers, VCRs, fax machines, mobile phones and electronic games. These electronics are said to contain copper, lead and other heavy metals that […]

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Ewaste Contamination Brisbane

May 9, 2017

Generally speaking, ewaste, compared to regular household waste, is produced at a greater rate of up to three times higher. Majority of such waste is said to be produced by commercial means. Apart from computers and monitors, ewaste such as batteries, tubes and globes and fluorescent lamps can be really harmful to humans and to […]

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Ewaste Contamination Melbourne

May 5, 2017

Ewaste, if not carefully and properly disposed, can be harmful to the environment and to human health. Hazardous materials such as cadmium and beryllium are said to be found in most electrical and electronic equipment with each one bringing various and distinct levels of harmful and toxic effects. Ewaste is also one of the types […]

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Why Australia needs to be aware of the right and wrong way to recycle their electronic waste.

April 27, 2017

According to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the exportation of electronic waste to developing countries is illegal. 92 Countries around the world have ratified the Basel Convention, agreeing not to export their ewaste without the appropriate licenses in place. However, a Greenpeace report states that […]

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Computer Recycle – How Green is Your Ewaste?

March 30, 2017
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How recently did you upgrade your computer equipment? In today’s fast paced technological age, it seems we have to update, upgrade and upscale every 3 or 4 years, or lose the race. So responsible computer disposal needs to be a high priority for all responsible Australians who own a computer. 1800ewaste are the leading computer […]

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Greening Electronic Equipment

March 16, 2017

First launched in August 2006 and now in its 9th edition, the Greenpeace ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’ ranks the leaders of the mobile phone, computer, TV and games console markets according to their policies and practices on toxic chemicals, recycling and energy. The Greenpeace website states “The Greener Electronics Guide is our way of getting […]

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Ewaste Removal and Disposal Melbourne

March 2, 2017

Every year, electronic waste or ewaste piles up around the world at an astonishing rate of 40 million tonnes, one of the fastest on record so far. It is also known that among all of the users of new technology worldwide, Australians rank as among the highest with a purchase rate of more than 2.4 […]

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Ewaste Removal and Recycling

February 22, 2017

The term ewaste, otherwise known as electronic waste, is used to refer to unwanted and discarded appliances that run by electricity. Some of these items are PCs, consumer electronics, fridges, stereos and others which are all non-suitable for landfills disposal because of their heavy metal content. Apart from having hazardous materials, ewaste also contain valuable […]

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