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Australia’s E-Waste statistics

January 27, 2019

As a developed country, Australia’s E-Waste statistics are surprisingly shocking. E-Waste encompasses all old technology, cluttering your home, garages and landfill, either in a state of disrepair, obsolete, or simply something that has been replaced by its newer, shinier model. This includes microwaves, mobile phones, computers and everything in between. Unfortunately, as technology continues to […]

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Why You Should Recycle Computer Monitors

January 13, 2019

With the transition into flat screen devices, low prices and the ever growing market for wider, yet more compact screens, computer monitors are fast becoming one of the most populous forms of E-Waste as new products flow into homes. With the harsh reality of 1.6 million computers in landfill, 1.8 million in storage and 5.3 […]

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What happens to our Ewaste in Landfill?

December 30, 2018

When we get rid of our electronic waste, we often don’t think about where it will end up. I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of keeping our old cameras, laptops and televisions hoping to do some good with them, but eventually we just get fed up and end up just taking them to the dump. […]

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Computer recycling in the age of electronic waste.

December 16, 2018
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Computers… it seems we just can’t live without them, so lets learn to live with them, recycling computers is an important part of a sustainable future. The question is, what to do with your old computer when it’s no longer useful? Unfortunately, computer recycling is a relatively new term. Over the years millions of tonnes […]

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How the materials found in ewaste can affect human health and the environment.

December 2, 2018

Our electronic waste is filled with a veritable cocktail of toxic materials. Unfortunately when this ewaste is not recycled and simply thrown out with the garbage, ultimately ending up in landfill, it means both human health and the environment are at risk. A report by Environment Victoria and Total Environment Centre Inc entitled “Tipping Point: […]

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Electronic waste and office clear outs

October 21, 2018

At 1800Ewaste we have always stressed the impact of technological advances and how it’s sent computers, telephones and multitudes of other electronics hurtling towards the dump faster than it takes to load a website. Businesses and offices across every industry are feeling the effects of this more than ever before. What happens at your office […]

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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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