Ewaste Articles

Computer Recycle – How Green is Your Ewaste?

June 16, 2019
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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

June 2, 2019

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

May 19, 2019

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

May 5, 2019

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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Laptop Battery Ewaste Removal

April 21, 2019

There are still a number of older laptop models that use rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries (NiCa) which is said to have cadmium, a hazardous element. On the other hand, newer laptop models use newer battery types (lithium ion and nickel-metal hydride) which, fortunately, are not as hazardous. Out of all the batteries, those which are based […]

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

April 7, 2019

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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Quick Tips for Easy E-Waste Disposal

March 24, 2019

In today’s society with our busy lifestyles and hectic schedules, we generally do not have time to consider things that do not significantly impact our daily lives such as E-Waste. Often, rather than consider recycling or proper e-waste disposal options, we just throw that old computer monitor or broken phone in the trash with the […]

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Organising an Ewaste Collection for your Local Community

March 10, 2019
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With Christmas on our doorstep and New Years just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about you New Years Resolution. Will you be joining the gym this January or giving up chocolate? Maybe you’re going for something different and you’ve decided to take up a hobby, or just have a new attitude towards […]

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National Recycling Week 2010

February 24, 2019

5 Reasons to Recycle your Electronics Waste with 1800Ewaste. We all know that we should recycle, but do we really know why? On the 88th to the 14th November, Planet Ark is launching National Recycling Week 2010 to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and to educate communities about waste management. With NRW2010 fast […]

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Product Stewardship Australia – An Ewaste Update

February 10, 2019

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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