Computer recycling in the age of electronic waste.

Computers… it seems we just can’t live without them, so lets learn to live with them, recycling computers is an important part of a sustainable future. The question is, what to do with your old computer when it’s no longer useful? Unfortunately, computer recycling is a relatively new term. Over the years millions of tonnes of computer equipment have ended up in landfill with dangerous toxic metals left to leach into the ground and eventually the waterways. Thankfully, just like bottles, plastic bags, cans etc. recycling will also be the answer for computers. What does computer recycling really mean? Computer recycling is a

By |2021-07-07T15:25:01+10:00June 1st, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

The Importance of Data Destruction in a computer based world.

In today’s computer based society, gaining access to other people’s personal details has never been easier. Online social media only makes your personal details even more accessible as we literally post our most personal information on profiles for everyone to see. Sure, you can make your profile private and allow only your friends to see what kind of mood you’re in today, but that doesn’t mean that your private information isn’t still stored somewhere within the sites database. Identity theft and Fraud: Costly, Frightening and on the rise. Facebook has recently come under pressure after the details of 100million users were published on a

By |2021-04-18T18:51:09+10:00April 18th, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

World Environment Day 2011 – A time to think about recycling your ewaste…

The 5th June 2011, will see the United Nations celebrate its annual World Environment Day. Every year the UN use the 5th June to raise awareness of environmental issues facing the world today as well as encourage political action. This year’s theme focuses on Forests: Nature at your service and stresses the need to protect and support the world’s forests. World Environment Day - A good time to think about recycling your electronic waste Even though the United Nations might be concentrating their efforts on the forests this year, there are still hundreds of other ways that we can help look after our environment.

By |2021-04-04T18:50:32+10:00April 4th, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

Electronic waste and office clear outs

At 1800Ewaste we have always stressed the impact of technological advances and how it’s sent computers, telephones and multitudes of other electronics hurtling towards the dump faster than it takes to load a website. Businesses and offices across every industry are feeling the effects of this more than ever before. What happens at your office when a computer dies, or a mobile phone needs to be replaced? How about when you have your telephone network updated, or the fridge in the staff room breaks? We’re betting there’s a room in your office where obsolete electronics are sent to hang out when they stop working;

By |2021-03-21T19:44:39+11:00March 21st, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

Why recycle electronic equipment?

Electronic equipment has become completely disposable, it gets faster, smarter and cheaper everyday. If something breaks, it’s often cheaper to buy a new one than fix the old one. That’s all well and good, but the real question is what happens to the ‘old ones’? Don’t just think about the big ticket items like computers and mobile phones, stop and think about all of the other electrical equipment in your household…. alarm clock, blender, microwave, fridge, calculator, toys, video games, cameras, hair dryer…. and so the list goes on. As electronic equipment, of every kind, becomes more and more a part of our day-to-day

By |2021-03-07T19:43:49+11:00March 7th, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

Electronic Waste by Numbers : Recycling & the World

At 1800Ewaste we tend to focus on the issues facing Australia and the ever growing, ever present issue of electronic waste recycling. However, we thought it was about time we to shift the focus, and the blame, by having a look at electronic waste and recycling statistics in the United States and the U.K… Supersize my Television…the obsession with larger than life televisions is not a good omen for ewaste in the U.S.A US consumers bought 3.3 million HD televisions just in time for the Super Bowl in 2010.  Of the 2.25 million tonnes obsolete electronics in 2007, 82% were discarded…into landfill. By 2008,

By |2021-02-07T19:42:35+11:00February 7th, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

Ensure That Your Old Computer Does Not Become E-Waste

With computer technology ever-evolving and competitive low prices, old (and often still working) computers are fast becoming the highest form of E-Waste the world over. The danger in this is the improper disposal of your unwanted computers through landfills, allowing them to add to the constantly growing E-Waste statistics. On average… 1.6 million computers were simply thrown out with the trash in 2006 with only 500,000 being recycled; 1.8 million were in storage and… 5.3 million were simply sitting unused gathering dust. What the owners of those 1.6 million computers improperly disposed of were probably unaware of was the highly toxic composition of their

By |2021-01-24T19:41:34+11:00January 24th, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

How is electronic waste recycled?

As Australia’s leading electronic waste company, we collect and recycle hundreds of items of ewaste every week. Many of our customers are trying hard to do the right thing with their obsolete computers and televisions; others just can’t wait to get rid of the fridge that’s been wasting space for months. Whatever the story and whatever your intentions, we are often asked the same question regarding our services…. “What do you do when you collect our electronic waste?” Once you’ve organised a collection with one of our sales team, the rest is up to us. The driver will arrive in the agreed two

By |2021-05-03T12:11:35+10:00January 10th, 2021|Ewaste Articles|

How to properly dispose of ewaste

As technology continues to advance at lightening fast speeds, so does the amount of ewaste, accounting for obsolete items and those unwanted due to favourability of newer models. Ewaste stands for Electronic Waste and includes items such as old televisions, computers, printers, VCR’s and even mobile phones. These can either be in working condition or not. Selling off your outdated technology Taking advantage of sites such as eBay, craigslist and gumtree, or even the humble, old fashioned garage sale can help you to eradicate the unused technology piling up around your house. This is an easy way to make some fast cash off of

By |2020-12-27T19:33:45+11:00December 27th, 2020|Ewaste Articles|

Understanding ewaste and the statistics

With the current worldwide focus on environmentally friendly alternatives and the ever evolving technology market, it was only a matter of time before focus was squarely placed on ewaste. E-waste is old technology that clutters our home and tips, either because it is in disrepair, obsolete, or replaced by a newer model. It’s safe to assume that most do not understand the effects of ewaste (and thus do not explore environmentally friendly disposal avenues) until they understand the statistics, both on a local and global scale. Focusing firstly on computers, as they are often the most upgraded electronic equipment, lets analyse statistics from the

By |2020-12-13T19:28:11+11:00December 13th, 2020|Ewaste Articles|