Australia may well be a very developed country, but our problems with e-waste continue to grow. Many studies have revealed that our management of e-waste is poorly implemented and most of it reaches landfills.
What exactly is e-waste? E-waste includes most types of old technology, such as computers, mobile phones, microwaves and others. All of us produce e-waste, both at home and in our workplaces however many of us dispose of it incorrectly.
As someone involved in the waste removal industry, I am troubled by these findings. If we don’t do something about e-waste soon, then these hazardous pollutants will reach landfills.
So, as responsible citizens, we must do everything we can to help battle the current e-waste problem that Australia is facing.
Continue reading this post to find out more about e-waste and what you should do to dispose it properly. Hopefully, when you’re done, you’ll consider using a skip bin for disposing your e-waste.
Australian e-waste statistics
I’ll start off with a good statistic – Australia recycled 500,000 computers back in 2006. This certainly means that we’re doing something about our e-waste, right? Wrong. Within Australia, 1.6 million computers were thrown away, 1.8 million were in storage and 5.3 million were unused in 2006. Now, do you see how little we recycle? Add 2.4 million new computers every year and add up to 2017 and you’ll soon realise how staggering our waste is.
It is estimated that the average Australian household contains 22 electronic appliances. Now, most of these appliances get replaced within a couple of years. The old appliances simply lie around gathering dust or they get thrown out.
I’m sure you have a lot of electronic appliances to get rid of as well. So, how do you dispose this waste properly? The answer is by hiring a walk-in skip bin.
Walk-in skip bins for e-waste disposal
If you have an e-waste problem at your home or workplace, then 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins can help you. You can use our skip bins to dispose your e-waste efficiently, effectively and in an eco-friendly manner.
When you hire our walk-in skip bins in Brisbane, we deliver it to you on the date you request. Once the skip reaches you, you have 7 days of time to collect all your e-waste and fill it into our skip bins. When you’re done, we will come and collect the skip bin and take it away for proper disposal.
We ensure to recycle as much of waste as we collect and we reduce waste from reaching landfills. By choosing our walk-in skip bins in Brisbane, you’ll make sure that your e-waste is properly treated. You’ll also help battle our growing e-waste problem.
Australia is facing a major problem with e-waste. Every year, staggering amounts of e-waste are produced within our country. Moreover, households keep upgrading appliances, producing more e-waste every couple of years. Most is improperly treated and ends up reaching landfills.
The best way to battle our growing e-waste problem is by ensuring proper disposal. This can be done with the help of 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Simply hire our unique walk-in skip bins in Brisbane, fill it up and leave the rest up to us. We’ll ensure that as much of your e-waste is recycled as possible.
So, what are you waiting for? Get rid of your old computers and appliances by hiring walk-in skip bins in Brisbane. Give us a call at 07 3343 3030 to hire a skip bin today!