E-waste: spring clean your tech junk

Summary:Aussies recycle several million tonnes of computers, TVs, mobile phones and other e-waste every year, with the number set to skyrocket over the next decade. ZDNet Australia takes an extended look into what happens to your devices when you're done with them.

Aussies recycle several million tonnes of computers, TVs, mobile phones and other e-waste every year, with the number set to skyrocket over the next decade. ZDNet Australia takes an extended look into what happens to your devices when you're done with them.

  • The problem

    E-waste can be defined as electronic goods that have reached the end of their useful life. It can be a computer that you've replaced, a television with dead pixels or a mobile phone that's beyond repair. Continue reading

  • Keeping it out of the tip

    If a gadget is disposed of responsibly, it will be lucky enough to head to an e-waste recycling drive where it will enter the great circle of tech. Continue reading

  • Fighting ignorance and apathy

    One of the biggest barriers to effective e-waste management in Australia is education. Continue reading

  • Beating waste at its birth

    While some manufacturers have recycling procedures and practices in place at the end of the product life cycle, others are developing their products to make the dismantling and handling process safer, easier and more cost efficient. Continue reading

  • Making a difference

    So what can you do to responsibly manage your e-waste? Continue reading

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Topics: Laptops, Emerging Tech, Hardware, Mobility, Servers

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A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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