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Australian E-Waste Statistics
As one of the world’s top ten consumers of electronic goods, Australians buy more than 4 million computers and 3 million televisions annually, 88% of which end up in landfill where their components can leach dangerous toxins into groundwater and soil, creating severe potential health and environmental hazards over time.
And the problem is mounting. In Australia, electronic waste - or e-waste - is growing at three times the rate of general waste. Computers, televisions, radios, mobile phones, digital music players and microwave ovens are just a few of the dozens of appliances that Australians use and discard on a daily basis.
As a leading nation in the use of information and communications technology, Australia has a responsibility to properly manage the rushing e-waste stream, especially as the digital network rolls out. Currently fewer than 1% of televisions and around 10% PCs and laptops are recycled Australia-wide.
If half the televisions we discard were recycled, an estimated 23,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions would be saved, which equates to about 5300 cars off the road for an entire year.
As environmental responsibility shifts from being an option to a legislated requirement for businesses and individuals alike, we can no longer neglect to make simple changes in our recycling habits that lead to such dramatic positive effects. But how can you make a difference?
PGM Refiners offers a range of novel and responsible e-waste solutions that ensure around 95% of your electronic waste can be recycled. Using our technical expertise and understanding of responsible e-waste management, we work closely with our clients (including major corporations, industry groups, businesses, governments, educational institutions, councils and individuals) to develop tailored e-waste solutions that deliver the economic, environmental and social changes needed to combat the increasingly growing problem of e-waste.
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