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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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More Tips for Recycling e waste

April 5, 2020

As e waste continues to expand and spiral out of control, it is essential for consumers to take note and begin to comprehend the environmental effect of e-waste. What is e waste? E waste stands for Electronic Waste and encompasses all old technology whether it is broken, obsolete, or simply discarded after being replaced by […]

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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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A Million Reasons Why You Should Recycle Your E-Waste

February 23, 2020

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.

February 9, 2020

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?

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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How Ewaste Pollution And Contamination Affect Human Health

January 12, 2020

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

December 29, 2019

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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