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23 11, 2022

Greening Electronic Equipment

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

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

24 09, 2022

Ewaste Removal and Disposal Melbourne

By |2022-09-24T20:04:09+10:00September 24th, 2022|Ewaste Articles|

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 million computers each year. Harmful substances Ewaste can come in several forms that include PCs, printers, photocopiers, faxes, batteries, monitors and cellular phones. Some of these ewaste items can be toxic and can cause damage to the environment. This is because ewaste contains harmful substances that can bring health

25 08, 2022

Ewaste Removal and Recycling

By |2022-08-25T20:03:14+10:00August 25th, 2022|Ewaste Articles|

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 materials that need special handling as well as recycling treatment. How Ewaste Poses Danger If you take a look at a PC or at a mobile phone, you may have the impression that they are not dangerous. This is because we tend to quickly judge the outer casing yet

26 06, 2022

Laptop Battery Ewaste Removal

By |2022-06-26T20:02:21+10:00June 26th, 2022|Ewaste Articles|

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 on lead and cadmium pose the biggest environmental concerns. As a result, Europe decided to ban nickel-cadmium in 2009. While several attempts have also been made to ban the use of lead-based battery, it was learned that no suitable replacement is available just yet. However, nickel-cadmium battery is now

27 04, 2022

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

By |2022-09-08T13:31:52+10:00April 27th, 2022|Ewaste Articles|

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 across the country. A CRT monitor in landfill can last a lifetime The old style computer monitors and televisions are also known as CRT monitors and these monitors are jam packed with harmful chemicals. They have it all, from cadmium – a cancerous chemical, to lead and mercury. By

28 03, 2022

Quick Tips for Easy E-Waste Disposal

By |2022-03-28T21:01:25+11:00March 28th, 2022|Ewaste Articles|

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 rest of our rubbish. Most people simply do not have the time to research and investigate how they can discard their old technology in the most environmentally friendly way. This article aims to provide simple and easy solutions for appropriate E-Waste disposal which will not only make your life

26 02, 2022

Organising an Ewaste Collection for your Local Community

By |2022-02-26T21:01:03+11:00February 26th, 2022|Ewaste Articles|

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 life. Whatever your personal aims for 2011, why not think about changing the way you dispose of your electronic waste? Christmas is commonly a time when we, as consumers, go a little bit crazy. It’s the most common time of year for buying electrical goods, as we buy our

27 01, 2022

National Recycling Week 2010

By |2022-09-08T13:33:13+10:00January 27th, 2022|Ewaste Articles|

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 approaching, we thought it would be a good time to start considering the benefits of recycling our electronic waste. 1. We divert 95-98% of all the electronics waste that we collect, by weight, from landfill. When electronic waste is sent to landfill hazardous wastes can end up leaking into

28 11, 2021

Product Stewardship Australia – An Ewaste Update

By |2021-11-28T21:00:02+11:00November 28th, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

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 of recycling to the manufacturer. However, according to the PSA the legislation aimed to be in place by 2011. We’re now nearly half way through the year and little seems to have changed in way of electronic waste recycling – so what has happened to the PSA? Government requests

29 09, 2021

Australia’s E-Waste statistics

By |2021-09-29T19:59:36+10:00September 29th, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

As a developed country, Australia’s E-Waste statistics are surprisingly shocking. E-Waste encompasses all old technology, cluttering your home, garages and landfill, either in a state of disrepair, obsolete, or simply something that has been replaced by its newer, shinier model. This includes microwaves, mobile phones, computers and everything in between. Unfortunately, as technology continues to improve, advance and be replaced at an exorbitant rate, the statistics continue to climb. Computers are considered to be the most frequently upgraded electronic device and as such contribute greatly to the disastrous E-Waste statistics. Within Australia, 500,000 computers were recycled in the year 2006. While this may at

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