Analogue to Digital

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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Monitoring the effects of our obsolete CRT monitors

March 11, 2018

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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Televisions go to landfill as digital TV arrives in Australia

February 25, 2018

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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The big analogue to digital switch & the ewaste aftermath

January 14, 2018
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By the end of 2013 the government will switch off the analogue signal all over Australia…  aside from the obvious question of ‘can I still watch TV and listen to my radio?’, we need to ask, what happens to all of the obsolete televisions and radios? Unfortunately at this stage the answer will be more […]

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Product Stewardship – evaluating the benefits of Australia’s electronic waste recycling scheme.

September 10, 2017

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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