E Waste

Toxic Australian e-waste dumped on China

Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter Illegal shipments of electronic waste from Australian homes have been seized from cargo vessels, part of a little-known smuggling trade that fuels child labour and toxic pollution in China.

Sex toys a no go for Canberra recycling, but sphygmomanometer OK

Georgina Connery Can I dump my old sex toys in the recycling bin? What about my credit cards or my sphygmomanometer?

TVs and computers to skip the tip and start a new life

Old TV sets and computers await recycling at SRS in Thomastown.

Carolyn Webb Where do old TVs and computers go once they've played their last rerun of I Dream of Jeannie?

Canny recycling scheme offers $168m saving

Ben Cubby and Melissa Singer A national recycling scheme for cans and bottles would save the NSW public $168 million a year, according to an independent study using data from a secret federal government report.

Change is purely academic

Keeli Cambourne Macquarie University's approach to sustainability involves everyone from the top down. The learning institution, which won the Public Sector Sustainability Award at the 2010 Green Globes, impressed...

Surge in amount of electronic rubbish

Ben Cubby MORE computers, televisions and mobile phones than ever are being buried in landfill, despite a national recycling push.

$35 waste tax to keep old TVs out of landfill

Television

Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter Australians face a new tax on electronic goods next year - in return for guarantees the electronic waste will not be dumped in landfill or shipped overseas.

Plan to keep old TVs out of landfill in digital era

Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter As the switch is made to digital television, recyclers are expecting a glut of analog TVs to swell the nation's already-bulging stockpiles of e-waste.