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Ewaste Contamination Brisbane

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 the environment when they are discarded. With that being said, it is therefore obvious that the improper dumping of ewaste is not only illegal but is also a health hazard.  Chromium Contamination Brisbane Chromium is traditionally used in magnetized recording products such as VHS tapes and audio cassettes. In

By |2023-11-15T12:36:22+11:00November 15th, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

Ewaste Contamination Melbourne

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 of waste that easily fills up landfills. When they are left to rot at such a long period of time, the toxic elements found in ewaste can leak and therefore enter the environment. Once the damage begins, it also tends to persist for several generations ahead. Cadmium Contamination Melbourne

By |2023-09-16T11:36:27+10:00September 16th, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

Recycling Old Televisions in Australia

The Efficient and Effective Solution with ewaste.com.au As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, electronic waste (e-waste) has become a growing concern worldwide. Among the most common e-waste items are old televisions, which often end up in landfills, posing significant environmental and health risks. However, in Australia, a solution has emerged in the form of specialist e-waste recycling companies such as 1800 EWASTE. This article explores how these companies efficiently and effectively recycle old televisions, contributing to a sustainable and cleaner future. The Challenge of the Disposal of Old Televisions Old televisions, including cathode ray tube (CRT) sets and flat-panel displays, contain

By |2023-07-18T11:40:18+10:00July 18th, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

Ewaste Contamination Sydney

Most of the electronic waste in Australia ends up in landfills which poses a contamination threat to the soil and water. Often ewaste contains hazardous substances such as mercury and lead that can leach into the environment when left to rot in landfill. Diverting ewaste from landfill is seen as a solution to prevent further damages to the ecosystem. Other reasons for the diversion include the need to reduce the amount of greenhouse emissions; the need to reduce the waste overflow burden in landfills; and the move to reuse non-renewable resources that are valuable and scarce. Lead Contamination Sydney Lead is one of the

By |2023-07-18T11:07:22+10:00July 7th, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

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

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 after “inspections of 18 European seaports in 2005, as much as 47% of waste destined for export, including ewaste, were illegal.” The practise of exporting electronic waste therefore, is clearly continuing despite the regulations of the Basel Convention, and it’s not just the law that this illegal trade is

By |2023-05-08T18:14:39+10:00May 8th, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

Secure computer recycling for businesses

In today's technology-driven world, businesses rely heavily on electronic devices to keep their operations running smoothly. However, as technology advances at an unprecedented rate, businesses are finding themselves in a position where they need to upgrade their computers and other electronic devices more frequently. This has led to an increase in electronic waste, or e-waste, which poses a significant environmental and security threat. In Australia, businesses are obligated to dispose of their e-waste in an environmentally friendly and secure manner. In this article, we will discuss the importance of secure computer recycling for businesses in Australia and the benefits of using an e-waste

By |2023-03-09T19:14:22+11:00March 9th, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

E-Waste Systems Enters Australia with 1800eWaste

PRESS RELEASE E-Waste Systems Enters Australia with 1800eWaste First of a Series of ePlant1000™ technology and global brand deployment London, UK. – 14 May, 2013 -- E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI), an electronic waste management and reverse logistics company and the first public pure eWaste company announced today expansion plans into Australia and the southern hemisphere. EWSI signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding with 1800eWaste, Ltd (“1800eWaste”), Australia’s leading electronic waste collection and recycling service provider, which is intended to result in deployment of EWSI’s ePlant1000™ technology. “With the launch of this effort, we will begin to establish our eWaste brand into the southern

By |2023-03-03T11:28:47+11:00March 3rd, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

E-waste recycling, e-waste collection, and white goods recycling

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a growing problem in today's world. As technology advances and people continue to upgrade their devices, the amount of e-waste generated increases every year. However, e-waste is not just a waste of resources – it can also harm the environment and human health. That's why e-waste recycling, e-waste collection, and white goods recycling are crucial for protecting our planet and its inhabitants. E-waste contains hazardous materials E-waste contains hazardous materials that can leach into the soil and water supply, contaminating them and potentially causing harm to human health. For example, many electronic devices contain lead, which is toxic,

By |2023-02-01T11:28:02+11:00February 1st, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

Computer Recycle – How Green is Your Ewaste?

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 recyclers in the country and we are passionate about creating a sustainable environment for future generations. Why Do We Need to Recycle Computers? => Every year, over 2 million computers are dumped in landfill sites, while only 500,000 are recycled. Dumping computer equipment has a devastating impact on our

By |2023-01-22T21:04:42+11:00January 22nd, 2023|Ewaste Articles|

Greening Electronic Equipment

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 the electronics industry to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products. We want them to face up to the problem of e-waste and take on the challenge of tackling climate change. The Guide has been a key driving force in getting many companies to make significant improvements

By |2022-11-23T21:04:41+11:00November 23rd, 2022|Ewaste Articles|
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