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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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A Million Reasons Why You Should Recycle Your E-Waste

September 24, 2017

The world’s endemic E-Waste problem continues to grow and spiral rapidly out of control… …as people continue to incorrectly dispose of their old electronics. E-Waste is essentially old technology E-Waste is essentially old technology no longer in use as it is broken, obsolete or has been replaced by a newer model. This encompasses everything from […]

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Product Stewardship – evaluating the benefits of Australia’s electronic waste recycling scheme.

September 10, 2017

With the FIFA World Cup set to “kick” off in a matter of days, football fans all over the world will be glued to their television screens to see who takes home the coveted title of World Cup Champions. It is estimated that 26.3 billion viewers will be tuning in over the next 31 days; […]

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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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How Ewaste Pollution And Contamination Affect Human Health

August 13, 2017

There are 20 to 50 million metric tons of ewaste from around the world that are disposed every year. Out of this number, only 12.5 percent is being recycled. This means that a huge percentage of ewaste ends up in landfills. Compared to general waste, the rate of ewaste being sent to landfill is said […]

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The best and the worst of ewaste in India

July 30, 2017

The worst is the ewaste epidemic currently taking India by storm, the tragic reality of this influx of computers, printers, mobiles phones etc. is that a huge proportion of it is generated off shore and imported into India under the guise of re-use or legitimate ewaste recycling. A recent report by India’s Department of Scientific […]

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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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eCycle – a buzz word with serious meaning

June 18, 2017
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Ecycle refers to the recycling of electronic waste, an issue that concerns us all. Electronic waste is one of the biggest, if not the biggest issue the waste industry faces today. Electronic waste, or ewaste as it is now more commonly known is being generated at three times the rate of any other municipal waste […]

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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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