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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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Exporting Electronic Waste – Is it worth it?

April 8, 2018
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Along with the rise in electronic waste, there’s been an increase in the amount of electronic waste that gets exported abroad. According to the United National Environment Programme, the amount of ewaste in China is set to increase by 400% in the next 10 years and by 500% in India. This excessive figure shows the […]

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Solutions For E-Waste Disposal in Sydney

March 25, 2018

As the largest city in Australia, Sydney contributes the most E-Waste within the country. For the over 4 million residents of Australia’s largest city, it is important to understand where and how their electronics can be properly disposed of in order to lead the rest of the nation with this positive habit. Rather than allow […]

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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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White Goods Collection at your Convenience.

February 11, 2018

Upgrading your kitchen appliances is all part of today’s technology based world. Why stick with a standard fridge when you can have a fridge that makes ice and pours cold water on demand? The problem arises, however, when it comes to disposing of your redundant white goods. 1.) Resell your dishwasher? You may plan to […]

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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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The big analogue to digital switch & the ewaste aftermath

January 14, 2018
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By the end of 2013 the government will switch off the analogue signal all over Australia…  aside from the obvious question of ‘can I still watch TV and listen to my radio?’, we need to ask, what happens to all of the obsolete televisions and radios? Unfortunately at this stage the answer will be more […]

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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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