National Waste Policy – Bulletin #9

National Waste Policy – Bulletin #9 A new national scheme for recycling televisions and computers is a step closer with the commencement of the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011, made under the Product Stewardship Act 2011, on 8 November 2011. The Act commenced on 8 August 2011 and is a key element of…

Are we good recyclers?

Are we good recyclers? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics almost every Australian household (99%) participated in some form of recycling or reusing of waste in the 12 months prior to March 2009, a very positive statistic and one that has been gradually rising for the last decade. With the help of our local…

SBS Dateline – “E-Waste Hell”

SBS Dateline – “E-Waste Hell” For years now, we have been exporting most of our dirty industries overseas and now, it seems, we are doing the same with the most dangerous junk that’s left over from our consumer goods. We’ve been led to believe by many manufacturers that our used TVs and computers are being…

Product Stewardship Bill 2011 – National Waste Policy

Product Stewardship Bill 2011 – National Waste Policy The Australian Government has introduced the Product Stewardship Bill 2011 which will provide framework laws for establishing schemes to manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of products and materials, and in particular those impacts associated with the end-of-life disposal of products. The Bill is not specific…

Maximize Your IT Hardware Investment Using Sustainable Computing Practices

Maximize Your IT Hardware Investment Using Sustainable Computing Practices By Jim Keister Reused IT assets are essentially ‘gently used’ hardware, equipment and technology that has been cleaned, tested, repackaged, and in some cases had parts replaced, to restore it to a quality condition. There are several quality refurbished IT resellers available. Their standards of refurbishment…

The Sixth Wave – “Waste will be a source of opportunity”

The Sixth Wave – “Waste will be a source of opportunity” A book by James Bradfield Moody and Bianca Nogrady “Since the Industrial¬†Revolution, the tide of progress has ebbed and flowed: five distinct waves, each starting with the disruptive new technologies and end with global depression, have transformed our industries, societies and economies almost beyond…

Did you know?

Did you know? It has been estimated in Australia, in 2006, there will be around 1.6 million computers disposed of in landfill, another 1.8 million in storage (in addition to the 5.3 ,million already gathering dust in garages and other storage areas) and half a million recycled. In fact, electronic waste, or e-waste is estimated…