E-waste recycling

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

June 28, 2020

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

May 31, 2020
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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

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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Ewaste Contamination Adelaide

May 3, 2020

Ewaste includes PCs, televisions, monitors, mobile phones, faxes, printers, photocopiers, stereos and any electronic product that is no longer in use because of being broken or obsolete. The most common generators of ewaste are households, government establishments, educational institutions and commercial premises. There are also some instances when ewaste can include electrical products such as […]

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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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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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