E-waste news stories
Reducing e-waste and promoting sustainability in the PC industry
Australians are lovers of technology - we purchase more than 4 million computers and 3 million TVs every year. As technology advances, the lives of our devices keep getting shorter.
Australian businesses are prematurely discarding devices
SOTI research finds 72% of IT leaders in Australian corporations think devices are being disposed of unnecessarily, despite many having sustainability targets.
NZ’s first and only e-waste sorting machine launched
Computer Recycling launches e-waste shredder and MSS optical sorting machine BLUBOX, which is able to sort out a tonne of e-waste per hour
The link between enterprise data security and sustainability
There is a link between enterprise data security and sustainability, according to a new report from Blancco Technology Group.
International E-Waste Day: Recycle your gadgets, save the earth
In one million phones there could be 24 kilograms of gold, 16,000 kilograms of copper, 350 kilograms of silver, and 14 kilograms of palladium. When devices aren’t recycled, all of this material goes to waste.
Quiz reveals awareness of the growing e-waste problem worldwide
“With International E-Waste Day we hope that more people will understand that it is important to reuse, repair, resell, or dispose of their used products responsibly.”
Skip the landfill: How a call for IT donations is helping students in need
"The digital divide continues to widen. We need to reverse this trend and advance the circular economy by keeping equipment in life for as long as possible."
Right to repair
EXCLUSIVE: The right to repair & why NZ must rethink the e-waste problem
What if there was a way to extend the lifespan of products before they end up in landfill? Device repairability seems like a logical step.
E-waste becoming a massive issue for businesses, so what can be done?
E-waste is a global concern, and is quickly becoming a crisis of its own, the researchers state. In fact, more than 53 million metric tons of e-waste was produced in 2019.
TechCollect NZ receives $320,000 from Govt to reduce e-waste
The Ministry for the Environment today granted the not-for-profit organisation funding to bolster its work in collecting and recycling e-waste around New Zealand.
Time to take responsibility: E-waste - a global crisis
e-Waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream, fueled by consumption rates of equipment, short life cycles, and few options for repair.
'They don't make things like they used to' - why devices aren't built to last
“People lament the fact that things aren’t repairable, and that things don’t seem to last as long as they used to, and they’re right."
Enterprise sustainability practices not up to par, study finds
“In today’s global climate, sustainability should be at the heart of every business’ strategy. Yet, it’s clear from our research that organisations globally are not doing enough."
Corporations are failing to deal with e-waste responsibly - report
The survey in the report, which quizzed almost 2,000 senior executives in global enterprises with over 5,000 employees, found that only a quarter of end-of-life equipment is being sanitised and reused, despite 83% of organisations having a Corporate Social Responsibility policy in place.
ITU encourages ICT sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The ICT industry should work towards reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 45% in the next 10 years, in order to comply with the Paris Agreement.
Apple says it's 'protecting the planet's resources'
Apple says it’s ‘protecting the planet’s resources’ and expanding educational opportunities for workers who assemble Apple products.
50 million tonnes of e-waste: IT faces sustainability challenges
“Through This is IT, we want to help people better understand the problem of today’s linear “take, make, dispose” thinking around IT products and its effects like e-waste, pollution and climate change."
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
Golden opportunities for enterprise e-waste reduction
E-waste is a hot topic in tech circles, and Park Place's EMEA MD believes there could be huge opportunities if data centres and enterprises improve their practices.
Ingram Micro adds automated portal for buy back
New online portal makes it easy for resellers to source better value for end-users, reduce e-waste.
NZ Super Fund invests US$65m in American cloud company
Following the Rubicon investment, around 2% of the NZ Super Fund is invested in expansion capital investments.
Dell launches environmentally sustainable jewellery line
Currently, only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled into other products.
Only 20% of e-waste is recycled - and this needs to change, says United Nations
“E-waste management is an urgent issue in today’s digitally dependent world, where use of electronic devices is ever increasing."
Imagination at work – e-waste into school lunches
In 2016 the NZ Child Poverty Monitor reported that 48,000 children in New Zealand were living in material hardship, often going without life’s basics.