Did you know?
- 37 million computers were either already in landfill or sent to landfill sites in Australia in 2008
- 17 million televisions were either in landfill or sent to landfill in 2008
- The cumulative volume of televisions and computers reaching the end of their useful life is expected to reach 181,000 tonnes or 44 million units by 2027-28
Australians are among the highest users of technology, and eWaste is one of the fastest growing types of waste produced across the nation. This is due to the continuing advancement in technology and change in consumer buying patterns, which has resulted in a shortening of the useful life of electrical and electronic equipment. The consequence has been large quantities of electronic waste that needs to be managed.
The presence of precious metals makes eWaste recycling an attractive opportunity for many businesses across Australia.
Don’t bin it! eWastec it.
What is Scrap Metals Recycling?
In television and computer componentry there are a number of different metals that are collected in the disassembly process. For example, printed circuit boards (PCBs) are generally composed of around 40% metals, and can be found in electrical and electronics appliances, televisions, computers, mobile phones and laptops. Some IT equipment may also contain lead acid batteries.
Electronics and electrical equipment often require a form of scrap metal processing to break down into single metals such as copper, aluminium and brass. The metal fractions separated from eWaste during pre-processing can then be further processed in order to be reused.
EWASTEC SCRAP METALS RECYCLING
Due to the volumes that are acquired from the disassembly process of eWaste, we have created a scrap metal division within our business. eWastec will purchase high value scrap metals and lead acid batteries from reputable companies and individuals at current market rates.
We will require photo identification upon purchase and under no circumstances will we purchase scrap metal if we believe that it has been acquired illegally.
For more information on how to recycle your scrap metal or lead acid batteries with us please call on 1300 85 93 84 or email info@eWastec.com.au.
Benefits of eWaste Recycling
Recycling your eWaste benefits both the environment and local community in a number of ways. The following are just a few reasons to consider eWaste recycling:
- Electronics contain a number of valuable materials that can be recovered and repurposed to make new products, which saves energy, reduces pollution, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and saves resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.
- Landfill space in Australia is an ongoing consideration. By recycling your eWaste, valuable landfill space can be saved.
- eWaste recycling reduces the chance of toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury being released and causing damage to the environment and harm to people who come into contact with them.
- Recycling your eWaste also benefits the community by passing on refurbished equipment to those who need it, and creating local jobs for recyclers and refurbishers.
Why Choose eWastec?
“Earth conscious. Community focused.”
At eWastec we have more than 20 years’ experience in the recycling industry. We moved into electronics recycling in August 2015 in an effort to help combat the growing eWaste problem in Australia. We now focus primarily on the recycling of television, computer and other IT waste products to ensure the impact of eWaste on our environment is diminished.
We also provide sustainable employment for people in the community with disabilities through our disability program. Our employees manually processes all of the eWaste that we receive, ensuring the integrity of the downstream commodities whilst maximising the recovery rate.