Ewaste Contamination SydneyMost 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; a