computer recycling

A Million Reasons Why You Should Recycle Your E-Waste

February 23, 2020

The world’s endemic E-Waste problem continues to grow and spiral rapidly out of control… …as people continue to incorrectly dispose of their old electronics. E-Waste is essentially old technology E-Waste is essentially old technology no longer in use as it is broken, obsolete or has been replaced by a newer model. This encompasses everything from […]

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Is Australia lagging behind when it comes to ewaste legislation?

January 26, 2020

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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Who pays the price for your free electronic waste collections?

December 15, 2019

Trying to do the right thing when it comes to disposing of your electronic waste can be difficult – you are no longer allowed to put electronic waste out with your council rubbish collections and it’s becoming more and more common for local tips to refuse your old computers and analogue televisions. So, when you […]

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Computer recycling

December 1, 2019

Computer recycling protects more than just the environment In such a digitally advanced world, most of our personal information can now be accessed at the click of a button. From social media sites to online banking, there has never been so much sensitive information on our computers, mobile phones and laptops. So when it comes […]

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Computer Screen Recycling

October 6, 2019

Recycling computer screens, both old boxy models and newer flat panel displays, is ideal because of their huge volume, hazardous components, and good resource recovery potential on resources that are non-renewable such as copper, zinc, nickel and tin. In 2010, TFT (thin-film transistor) and LCD (liquid-crystal display) monitors as well as laptop screens have been […]

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Computer Recycle – How Green is Your Ewaste?

June 16, 2019
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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 […]

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Laptop Battery Ewaste Removal

April 21, 2019

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 […]

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

April 7, 2019

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 […]

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National Recycling Week 2010

February 24, 2019

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 […]

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Australia’s E-Waste statistics

January 27, 2019

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 […]

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