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Why recycle electronic equipment?

October 7, 2018

Electronic equipment has become completely disposable, it gets faster, smarter and cheaper everyday. If something breaks, it’s often cheaper to buy a new one than fix the old one. That’s all well and good, but the real question is what happens to the ‘old ones’? Don’t just think about the big ticket items like computers […]

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From ewaste to household waste – Reduce, Reuse and RECYCLE.

September 23, 2018

At 1800Ewaste, we preach a lot about how important it is to recycle your electronic waste correctly, but it’s not the only threat facing Australia’s landfills; recycling our household waste, including our green waste and building materials, are just as crucial. However, despite the fact that 90% of Australian’s not recycle their household garbage through […]

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Electronic Waste by Numbers : Recycling & the World

September 9, 2018

At 1800Ewaste we tend to focus on the issues facing Australia and the ever growing, ever present issue of electronic waste recycling. However, we thought it was about time we to shift the focus, and the blame, by having a look at electronic waste and recycling statistics in the United States and the U.K… Supersize […]

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Ensure That Your Old Computer Does Not Become E-Waste

August 26, 2018
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With computer technology ever-evolving and competitive low prices, old (and often still working) computers are fast becoming the highest form of E-Waste the world over. The danger in this is the improper disposal of your unwanted computers through landfills, allowing them to add to the constantly growing E-Waste statistics. On average… 1.6 million computers were […]

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How is electronic waste recycled?

August 12, 2018

As Australia’s leading electronic waste company, we collect and recycle hundreds of items of ewaste every week. Many of our customers are trying hard to do the right thing with their obsolete computers and televisions; others just can’t wait to get rid of the fridge that’s been wasting space for months. Whatever the story and […]

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How to properly dispose of ewaste

July 29, 2018

As technology continues to advance at lightening fast speeds, so does the amount of ewaste, accounting for obsolete items and those unwanted due to favourability of newer models. Ewaste stands for Electronic Waste and includes items such as old televisions, computers, printers, VCR’s and even mobile phones. These can either be in working condition or […]

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Understanding ewaste and the statistics

July 15, 2018

With the current worldwide focus on environmentally friendly alternatives and the ever evolving technology market, it was only a matter of time before focus was squarely placed on ewaste. E-waste is old technology that clutters our home and tips, either because it is in disrepair, obsolete, or replaced by a newer model. It’s safe to […]

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Protecting your electronic waste from “fake” recyclers.

July 1, 2018

In our previous article on Fake Ewaste Recycling, we highlighted the issue of fake recycling companies illegally exporting electronic waste and the damage they were causing to public health and the environment. It can be easy to shrug off the damage our Ewaste is doing overseas by claiming that it doesn’t affect you, and possibly […]

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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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