E-waste recycling

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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Ewaste Contamination Adelaide

December 3, 2017

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.

October 22, 2017
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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

October 8, 2017

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?

August 27, 2017

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?

July 16, 2017

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

May 17, 2017

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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