computer recycling

The forgotten fate of your electronic waste

May 17, 2020

A recent investigation by Dateline has revealed the shocking truths behind the illegal export of electronic waste. At 1800Ewaste, we’re no strangers to writing articles and posting videos showing clips of electronic waste being dumped and burnt in developing countries, but even we were appalled by what we saw when SBS approached us for this […]

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More Tips for Recycling e waste

April 5, 2020

As e waste continues to expand and spiral out of control, it is essential for consumers to take note and begin to comprehend the environmental effect of e-waste. What is e waste? E waste stands for Electronic Waste and encompasses all old technology whether it is broken, obsolete, or simply discarded after being replaced by […]

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Computer Disposal – the wrong way and the right way.

March 22, 2020
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In some way, shape or form computers have become central to almost everything we do. Most agree that technological advancement will not, and should not, be slowed, however, we do need to consider the enormous pile of computer waste we’re generating in the wake of this rapid advancement.  According to the Environment Protection and Heritage […]

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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is essentially old technology E-Waste is essentially old technology no longer in use as it is broken, obsolete or has been replaced by a newer model.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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