To enhance its e-waste recycling capability, Toxfree now utilizes BluBox for handling and recovering material from hazardous waste.
Designed in Switzerland, Blubox is a modular and automated e-waste recycling system, intended to handle next-generation e-waste such as flat panel displays, smartphones and laptops. It can also accept other electronic devices such as toasters and hair dryers.
Sunshine Coast council invites the public to pull the plug on e-waste, offering a free drop-off service for recycling discarded electronics.
The Council has entered into a partnership with Noosaville hardware store and MRI E-cycle Solutions, designating Bunnings as the drop-off point for old TV sets, computers, stereos and other forms of e-waste.
Resource recovery again takes center stage in Australia as the nation celebrates National Recycling Week from 7 to 13 November.
The annual event, now on its 21st year, is organized by the Planet Ark Environmental Foundation.
Roughly one third of Australia’s TVs and computers are being recycled under the national scheme, the Commonwealth reports.
The figure comes via the release of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme Outcomes 2014–15 - the Government’s official audit of its own program.
The report identifies that -
The City of Stirling, in partnership with SUEZ, has created a faster and safer way to undertake residential hard waste collections.
As Perth’s most populous local government area, the City of Stirling is no stranger to garbage. The city’s kerbside services are offered to more than 220,000 residents, who produce more than 100,000 tonnes of municipal waste materials per year.
A professor at the University of New South Wales has come up a new innovation that could help solve Australia’s e-waste problem.
UNSW ARC Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla is unveiling a pilot microfactory, which safely transforms toxic e-waste into high-value metal alloys and can be used anywhere in the world.
Australia is lagging far behind other rich countries in dealing with the growing mountain of “e-waste” from discarded electrical and electronic products.
Australia has a lot of catching up to do with regard to managing e-waste, according to a report by the University of New South Wales.
The report, published in the Journal of Environmental Management, compared Australia’s e-waste laws with those of Japan and Switzerland, the two leading countries in e-waste management.
Sustainability Victoria has offered a new strategy to simulate recovery, even as other arms of Government continue to block it.