Reuse-RecycleIT receives ISO 14001:2015 Certification

Reuse-RecycleIT receives ISO 14001:2015 Certification On 12th July 2017, Reuse-RecycleIT received ISO 14001:2015 certification by Bureau Veritas. The Environmental Management System of Reuse-RecycleIT was audited by Bureau Veritas over the preceeding 12 months and it was found to be in accordance with the requirements of the environmental management system standards: ISO 14001:2015. Receiving the certification…

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Recycling old ACT Government computers saves $3m

Recycling old ACT Government computers saves $3m ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr still uses his old laptop when in the Legislative Assembly but outdated software and general wear and tear means it is time for the device to be replaced. It could be disposed of at Canberra’s Mugga Lane landfill site, but such disposal puts…

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ACT Government saves all recycled ICT gear from landfill

ACT Government saves all recycled ICT gear from landfill All of the ACT government’s excess and superseded ICT equipment since 2009 has been saved from landfill and sold, according to Chief Minister Andrew Barr. Canberra-based company Reuse-RecycleIT has presented the government with a nearly $3 million cheque representing the proceeds of sales from replaced ACT…

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ACT Government recycles $3 million worth of ICT goods

ACT Government recycles $3 million worth of ICT goods Reuse-RecycleIT has recycled and resold about 100,000 pieces of ICT products since 2009, handing almost $3 million back. Canberra-based Reuse-RecycleIT have recycled and resold more than 100,000 pieces of ACT Government IT equipment. It will be presenting ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, with a cheque of…

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ACTSmart Business – Actively Recycling

ACTSmart Business – Actively Recycling Reuse-RecycleIT is taking part in the ACT Government 10-step ACTSmart Business Program. The easy 10-step process has streamlined our waste management practices and minimised our waste to landfill. It takes the hard work out of recycling. The team at Reuse-RecycleIT is committed to improving sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.…

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Reuse-RecycleIT receives ISO 14001:2004 Certification

Reuse-RecycleIT receives ISO 14001:2004 Certification On 14th July 2014, Reuse-RecycleIT received ISO 14001:2004 certification by Bureau Veritas. The Environmental Management System of Reuse-RecycleIT was audited by Bureau Veritas over the preceeding 12 months and it was found to be in accordance with the requirements of the environmental management system standards: ISO 14001:2004. Receiving the certification was…

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45th Annual Earth Day – 22 April 2014

45th Annual Earth Day – 22 April 2014 Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.…

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Consumer Electronics Assoc. releases study on CRT’s

Consumer Electronics Assoc. releases study on CRT’s EXTRACT: A new survey by the USAS Based Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) suggests there are approximately 3.5 million tons of CRT TVs and computers still in U.S. households. That figure, based off of telephone interviews with 1,023 adults throughout the country. Less than half of CEA study respondents…

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Canberra ACT – National E-Waste Recycling Scheme

Canberra ACT – National E-Waste Recycling Scheme Canberra residents are able to dispose of their old or unwanted television and computer products for free under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. This is an ongoing e-waste recycling scheme available at two locations in the ACT: Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre; and Mitchell Resource Management Centre. Both…

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Australia sets world record for E-waste collection

Australia sets world record for E-waste collection An Australian technology product recycling program has set a Guinness World Record for the most e-waste collected for recycling in one week. The Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited’s (ANZRP) TechCollect recycling program collected 474 tonnes of old computers, printers, TVs and accessories during a single week…

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Collecting Computers for a Cause – Saturday 15th June

Collecting Computers for a Cause – Saturday 15th June Next month a group of Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) Antipodeans will set out to Laos and Thailand for 3 weeks. The students will work and volunteer directly with local village people in the areas of education, health care, conservation, building and renovation. Reuse-RecycleIT will work…

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Proposed Amendments to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

Proposed Amendments to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme Public consultation – Discussion Paper on Proposed Amendments to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities released a discussion paper for public comment on 17 April 2013, proposing amendments to the regulations governing the administration of…

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Reuse-RecycleIT – Environmental Policy

Reuse-RecycleIT – Environmental Policy Reuse-RecycleIT is an Australian company specialising in the facilitation and logistics management of recycling and reusing end-of-life IT and office equipment. Our Canberra-based company brings together a talented team of professionals with many years of combined experience dedicated to providing customers nationally with a vendor independent, efficient and effective IT asset…

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2013 Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

2013 Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo is the longest running and most highly attended waste and recycling trade show in Australia. Now entering it’s fourth year, the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo offers everyone in the industry an opportunity to showcase innovation, network with key waste & recycling decision makers…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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