television

Disposing Old Televisions and Microwaves

June 4, 2017

Televisions and microwave ovens are just some of the most common ewaste items that are not allowed to be disposed along with regular trash. Both are also bulky and tend to use up a lot of space when discarded and set aside in one’s home. Most people tend to bring out their old televisions and […]

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Product Stewardship Australia – An Ewaste Update

October 19, 2016

At 1800Ewaste we like to keep track of new and developing government initiatives towards electronic waste. If you’ve read our other articles, you’ll know that one such initiative we’ve followed closely is one put forward by Product Stewardship Australia. The PSA proposed a change to the way electronic waste was dealt with by passing back the responsibility […]

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Ewaste is for life, not just for Christmas

June 15, 2016

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.

March 30, 2016

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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Televisions go to landfill as digital TV arrives in Australia

October 4, 2012

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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The big analogue to digital switch & the ewaste aftermath

October 4, 2012
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By the end of 2013 the government will switch off the analogue signal all over Australia…  aside from the obvious question of ‘can I still watch TV and listen to my radio?’, we need to ask, what happens to all of the obsolete televisions and radios? Unfortunately at this stage the answer will be more […]

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