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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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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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