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PC RECYCLERS - Did You Know About E Waste? PC RECYCLERS E WASTE FACTS Common Electronic waste forms: Computers Photocopiers Printers Faxes Monitors Batteries Mobile Phones Televisions DVD/VCR Players CD Players Radios It's Impact on the Environment When e-waste is sent to landfill, poisonous substances can leach from decomposing waste and into the environment. These substances then seep into groundwater, contaminate the soil and enter the food chain. FACTS v By 2008 – 37 million computers & 17 million televisions had been sent to landfill in 4 Australia .2 v 3 Million computers are sold in Australia every year 2 • 75% of these will end up in landfill VE Waste makes up for 70% of toxic chemicals found in landfill' VE waste goes to landfill at 3x the rate of general waste v Out of the 15.7 million computers that reached their 'end of life' in Australia in 2007-08, only 1.5 million were recycled - that is less than 10%. 3 GREATEST POTENTIAL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Schools Businesses HOW PC RECYCLERS CAN HELP PC RECYCLERS provide collection of e waste (old computers, LCD monitors, laptops, printers, servers, networking equipment, hard drives - anything IT related) to businesses, organisations and schools for FREE. Even organize free pickup from customer's school or office at a time that is convenient for them. SPEED & CONVENIENCE: Brisbane collections can be done within a few days, and inter- state collections can be done within a week (Australia-wide). PRICE: Free! SERVICE: Collection, recycling, data wiping and reporting. 1. Greenpeace, 2005 2. ABS – Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends, 2006 3. Total Environment Centre 2008, Tipping Point: Australia's E-Waste Crisis 4. E waste Fact sheet – Clean Up Australia, 2009 PC RECYCLERS

PC RECYCLERS - Did You Know About E Waste?

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This infographic was created by PC RECYCLERS, an Australian e waste recycling company based in Brisbane. The infographic was created as a simple, shareable education tool to spread the word about e wa...


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