E-waste recycling

The Importance of Data Destruction in a computer based world.

November 18, 2018

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 […]

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

November 4, 2018

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 […]

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Electronic waste and office clear outs

October 21, 2018

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 […]

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How is electronic waste recycled?

August 12, 2018

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 […]

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IT Recycling – the essential cog required to keep the technology wheel turning.

June 17, 2018

New computers, printers, servers, hard drives etc, the IT industry is booming, and as a direct result so is Australia’s electronic waste (ewaste) pile. The Total Environment Centre and Environment Victoria have prepared a detailed report on Australia’s ewaste situation, it is appropriately titled “Tipping Point: Australia’s E-waste Crisis. 2009, Update. It states… There will be 234 million items of ewaste in or on […]

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Electronic Waste – Australia vs. The World

May 20, 2018

A government report has predicted that, without the introduction of an e-waste recycling program, the amount of electronic waste in Australian landfill will treble by 2020 and be close to 700 million items. As a country, Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to government recycling initiatives, but how does […]

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Resell, Refurbish or Recycle your Electronic Waste?

May 6, 2018

Whatever your reasons for getting rid of old electronic goods, finding the right way to get rid of it can be tricky. You might be upgrading your old analogue television, or you might just want to get rid of a few things that you’ve found lying around the house. You may feel an obligation to […]

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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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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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