basel convention

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

July 14, 2019

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 […]

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Protecting your electronic waste from “fake” recyclers.

July 1, 2018

In our previous article on Fake Ewaste Recycling, we highlighted the issue of fake recycling companies illegally exporting electronic waste and the damage they were causing to public health and the environment. It can be easy to shrug off the damage our Ewaste is doing overseas by claiming that it doesn’t affect you, and possibly […]

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The future of electronic waste recycling.

Thumbnail image for The future of electronic waste recycling. April 22, 2018

When it comes to electronic waste, it’s quite clear that we need to do something soon. The United Nations estimates that up to 50 million tonnes of electronic waste are thrown away globally each year, and the amount ending up in landfill is on the rise. In 2009, 234 million items of ewaste were on […]

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The Basel Convention – Combating the illegal trafficking of hazardous waste.

January 28, 2018

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was brought into force in 1992 in order to prevent the transportation of hazardous wastes to developing countries. Over 170 countries have now joined the convention, including Australia who became a member of the Basel Convention on the 5th February […]

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Is Australia lagging behind when it comes to ewaste legislation?

August 27, 2017

In a world where we update our technology almost as often as we change out socks, you’d think that getting rid of ewaste would be getting easier. But it seems that, in Australia, we’re falling behind in our race against ewaste. The Australian government published a fact sheet on their National Waste Policy that stated […]

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