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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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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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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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Dedicated to Australia : Electronic waste recycling for Australians, by Australians

October 4, 2012

The weather, our beaches, our heritage, our wonderful scenery, our exotic creatures, our skills on the Barbie…there are plenty of things that make Australia great and, at 1800Ewaste, we’re dedicated to keeping it that way. We’re passionate about diverting as much electronic waste from Australian landfill as humanly possible, by campaigning for electronic waste recycling [...]

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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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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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White Goods Collection at your Convenience.

October 4, 2012

Upgrading your kitchen appliances is all part of today’s technology based world. Why stick with a standard fridge when you can have a fridge that makes ice and pours cold water on demand? The problem arises, however, when it comes to disposing of your redundant white goods. 1.) Resell your dishwasher? You may plan to [...]

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The Importance of Data Destruction in a computer based world.

October 4, 2012

In today’s computer based society, gaining access to other people’s personal details has never been easier. Online social media only makes your personal details even more accessible as we literally post our most personal information on profiles for everyone to see. Sure, you can make your profile private and allow only your friends to see [...]

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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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Electronic Waste by Numbers : Recycling & the World

October 4, 2012

At 1800Ewaste we tend to focus on the issues facing Australia and the ever growing, ever present issue of electronic waste recycling. However, we thought it was about time we to shift the focus, and the blame, by having a look at electronic waste and recycling statistics in the United States and the U.K… Supersize [...]

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