Recycle

Monitoring the effects of our obsolete CRT monitors

August 9, 2020

CRTs, or cathode ray tubes as they’re formerly known, make up the inside of old style television sets and computer monitors. That hefty looking thing in the attic taking up most of the space? That’s probably your old analogue CRT television . A CRT is a vacuum tube that contains an electron gun and florescent […]

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Televisions go to landfill as digital TV arrives in Australia

July 26, 2020

According to the National Waste Policy, 16.8 million televisions and computer equipment reached their “end of life” in 2007/08- of these, a staggering 84% were sent to landfill and only 10% were recycled. As Australia prepares to switch off analogue signals by the end of 2013 and switch over to digital television, this number will […]

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White Goods Collection at your Convenience.

July 12, 2020

Upgrading your kitchen appliances is all part of today’s technology based world. Why stick with a standard fridge when you can have a fridge that makes ice and pours cold water on demand? The problem arises, however, when it comes to disposing of your redundant white goods. 1.) Resell your dishwasher? You may plan to […]

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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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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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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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Why Australia needs to be aware of the right and wrong way to recycle their electronic waste.

July 14, 2019

According to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the exportation of electronic waste to developing countries is illegal. 92 Countries around the world have ratified the Basel Convention, agreeing not to export their ewaste without the appropriate licenses in place. However, a Greenpeace report states that […]

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Computer Recycle – How Green is Your Ewaste?

June 16, 2019
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How recently did you upgrade your computer equipment? In today’s fast paced technological age, it seems we have to update, upgrade and upscale every 3 or 4 years, or lose the race. So responsible computer disposal needs to be a high priority for all responsible Australians who own a computer. 1800ewaste are the leading computer […]

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Dedicated to Australia : Electronic waste recycling for Australians, by Australians

April 7, 2019

The weather, our beaches, our heritage, our wonderful scenery, our exotic creatures, our skills on the Barbie…there are plenty of things that make Australia great and, at 1800Ewaste, we’re dedicated to keeping it that way. We’re passionate about diverting as much electronic waste from Australian landfill as humanly possible, by campaigning for electronic waste recycling […]

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