E-waste recycling

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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Ewaste is for life, not just for Christmas

March 8, 2020

As Christmas draws to a close for another year and we prepare to celebrate the New Year, we often find that our drawers and shelves are bursting to the brim with a mixture of old, new and obsolete. And in a an era where technology is forever being updated and improved,  household ewaste stocks are […]

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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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Ewaste Collection and Recycling

September 8, 2019

Ewaste refers to unwanted consumer electronic devices and equipment which are believed as not suitable for dumping in landfills because of the heavy metal that they contain. These can include stereos, computers, televisions, printers, VCRs, fax machines, mobile phones and electronic games. These electronics are said to contain copper, lead and other heavy metals that […]

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Ewaste Contamination Brisbane

August 25, 2019

Generally speaking, ewaste, compared to regular household waste, is produced at a greater rate of up to three times higher. Majority of such waste is said to be produced by commercial means. Apart from computers and monitors, ewaste such as batteries, tubes and globes and fluorescent lamps can be really harmful to humans and to […]

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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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Ewaste Removal and Recycling

May 5, 2019

The term ewaste, otherwise known as electronic waste, is used to refer to unwanted and discarded appliances that run by electricity. Some of these items are PCs, consumer electronics, fridges, stereos and others which are all non-suitable for landfills disposal because of their heavy metal content. Apart from having hazardous materials, ewaste also contain valuable […]

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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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