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Computer e-Waste Recycling Now Fueled by Lack of Australian Legislation

Computer e-Waste Recycling Now Fueled by Lack of Australian Legislation

Sydney (PRWEB) January 12, 2005

Due to an affluent lifestyle and a growing population, Australia is the world’s second largest waste creator after the United States, according to the Federal Department of Environment. Compared to countries such as the US, Japan and parts of Europe, Australia is yet to introduce significant national legislation that would help reduce the amount of computer waste ending up in landfill. Australia’s emerging computer recycling industry, such as IT Recyclers, can’t remain solely responsible for managing e-waste, state and federal governments must also take an active role.

“The rate of technology is moving so fast, businesses as well as consumers tend to update their computer equipment on average every 3 years,” said David Allman - IT Recyclers business founder.

“We’ve discovered that many businesses throughout Sydney just aren’t aware of computer recycling, nor the increasing problem e-waste is to Australia’s environment. They tend to dispose of their equipment straight to landfill.

On the other hand we’ve found many concerned business owners taking interest in the way they treat the environment, but don’t know what to do. Until we approached them with our service, they’ve reluctantly been disposing their unwanted computer equipment straight to waste. The fact is there hasn’t been a convenient or viable recycling solution on offer until now”, David Allman said.

Estimates by the Australian Federal Department of Environment say that by next year, 1.6 million obsolete computers and associated equipment will be sent to landfill, 1.8 million will be sent to storage, and 16 million will already be sitting in storage awaiting an undetermined fate.

For further information, contact David Allman at IT Recyclers on:

+612 0432 937 452, or visit

About IT Recyclers

Formed in September 2004, IT Recyclers offers Sydney based companies a cost effective, convenient and environmentally responsible service for recycling their obsolete computer equipment.


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