ewaste

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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The importance of recycling fluorescent lights

June 3, 2018

Fluorescent lighting isn’t new, in fact we’ve been installing it in our houses since the 1940’s. However, with the advent of the compact fluorescent light (CFL) now replacing incandescent lights, we need to raise awareness about the importance of recycling them correctly. The advantages of using a CFL over an incandescent light are numerous, the […]

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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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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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