Recycle

Protecting your electronic waste from “fake” recyclers.

October 4, 2012

In our previous article on Fake Ewaste Recycling, we highlighted the issue of fake recycling companies illegally exporting electronic waste and the damage they were causing to public health and the environment. It can be easy to shrug off the damage our Ewaste is doing overseas by claiming that it doesn’t affect you, and possibly […]

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Televisions go to landfill as digital TV arrives in Australia

October 4, 2012

According to the National Waste Policy, 16.8 million televisions and computer equipment reached their “end of life” in 2007/08- of these, a staggering 84% were sent to landfill and only 10% were recycled. As Australia prepares to switch off analogue signals by the end of 2013 and switch over to digital television, this number will […]

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World Environment Day 2011 – A time to think about recycling your ewaste…

October 4, 2012

The 5th June 2011, will see the United Nations celebrate its annual World Environment Day. Every year the UN use the 5th June to raise awareness of environmental issues facing the world today as well as encourage political action. This year’s theme focuses on Forests: Nature at your service and stresses the need to protect […]

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

October 4, 2012

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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The forgotten fate of your electronic waste

October 4, 2012

A recent investigation by Dateline has revealed the shocking truths behind the illegal export of electronic waste. At 1800Ewaste, we’re no strangers to writing articles and posting videos showing clips of electronic waste being dumped and burnt in developing countries, but even we were appalled by what we saw when SBS approached us for this […]

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Product Stewardship Australia – An Ewaste Update

October 4, 2012

At 1800Ewaste we like to keep track of new and developing government initiatives towards electronic waste. If you’ve read our other articles, you’ll know that one such initiative we’ve followed closely is one put forward by Product Stewardship Australia. The PSA proposed a change to the way electronic waste was dealt with by passing back the responsibility […]

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Monitoring the effects of our obsolete CRT monitors

October 4, 2012

CRTs, or cathode ray tubes as they’re formerly known, make up the inside of old style television sets and computer monitors. That hefty looking thing in the attic taking up most of the space? That’s probably your old analogue CRT television . A CRT is a vacuum tube that contains an electron gun and florescent […]

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Product Stewardship – evaluating the benefits of Australia’s electronic waste recycling scheme.

October 4, 2012

With the FIFA World Cup set to “kick” off in a matter of days, football fans all over the world will be glued to their television screens to see who takes home the coveted title of World Cup Champions. It is estimated that 26.3 billion viewers will be tuning in over the next 31 days; […]

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Ewaste is for life, not just for Christmas

October 4, 2012

As Christmas draws to a close for another year and we prepare to celebrate the New Year, we often find that our drawers and shelves are bursting to the brim with a mixture of old, new and obsolete. And in a an era where technology is forever being updated and improved,  household ewaste stocks are […]

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How is electronic waste recycled?

October 4, 2012

As Australia’s leading electronic waste company, we collect and recycle hundreds of items of ewaste every week. Many of our customers are trying hard to do the right thing with their obsolete computers and televisions; others just can’t wait to get rid of the fridge that’s been wasting space for months. Whatever the story and […]

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