WHAT IS eWASTE?
eWaste is electronic waste, the term given to discarded electronic devices.
It’s an increasing issue in our technology-driven world and one causing much impact on our environment, so it is crucial we act to reduce those negative effects
Did you know?
Australians are among the highest users of technology and producers of eWaste:
99% of Australian households have at least one TV, and 55% have a second set
Australians buy more than 4 million computers and 3 million TVs annually
1.5 million televisions are discarded annually – if 75% were recycled, the savings would be:
23,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents
520 megalitres of water
400,000 gigajoules of energy
160,000 cubic metres of landfill space
This is a snapshot on a household level, when we include the corporate world, the impact is far greater.
Asset tracking to ongoing e-Waste disposal.
eWaste is a compound problem – it’s not just about the space taken up in landfills, everyday eWaste contains some toxic substances:
- Lead in cathode ray tubes and solder
- Mercury in switches and housing
- Arsenic in cathode-ray tubes
- Antimony trioxide as flame retardant
- Selenium in circuit boards
- Cadmium in semiconductors
- Cobalt in steel for magnets
What are the benefits?
Remarketing your old, redundant IT and communication assets is good for a number of reasons:
- You will receive a return, which you could put into new IT assets
- Remarketing reduces landfill and environmental eWaste
- You are allowing the community to buy securely refurbished IT equipment at a lowered cost
- Remarketing maximises the value of your IT equipment
Who can we help?
At SCRD we are Australia’s corporate ICT asset management specialists. Focusing on full asset tracking and reporting for clients’ ongoing eWaste disposals requirements can also provide fleet buyout options helping reduce clients’ overall IT asset lifecycle costs.
We are a CUA-approved Australian Government contractor offering secure collections, full asset reporting, secure data deletion, and recycling of eWaste equipment to ISO14001 standard. We can also provide fleet buyout options helping reduce clients’ overall IT asset lifecycle costs.
Schools and Educational Institutions
At SCRD we specialise in streamlining laptop and iPad fleet buyouts, with prompt upfront payments and all logistics and reporting services provided. We offer fast and flexible collection options on ISO 14001 eWaste recycling for all other computer and communications equipment.
The small business specialist offering rapid response, cost-effective and reliable eWaste collection services on all computer and communications equipment. We can also offer the peace of mind of secure data deletion options and recycling of all equipment to ISO14001 standard.