E-waste recycling

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.

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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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The Basel Convention – Combating the illegal trafficking of hazardous waste.

January 28, 2018

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was brought into force in 1992 in order to prevent the transportation of hazardous wastes to developing countries. Over 170 countries have now joined the convention, including Australia who became a member of the Basel Convention on the 5th February […]

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Lack of awareness about e-waste recycling in Australia

December 31, 2017
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Are we good recyclers? That depends on what you think should be recycled. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics almost every Australian household (99%) participated in some form of recycling or reusing of waste in the 12 months prior to March 2009, a very positive statistic and one that has been gradually rising for […]

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The forgotten fate of your electronic waste

December 17, 2017

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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