New Zealand is the most isolated nation in the world, filled with the most beautiful landscapes, with its rolling green hills, and vast lush fields. This is compromised by its inefficient recycling industry, lack of awareness and industry cohesion, coupled with the inattentiveness from previous governments, which has led to the recycling industry in New Zealand sitting decades behind other...Read More
In 2019, approximately 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste was generated. In a publication compiled by UNITAR, it was estimated that by 2030 this number will have increased to 74 million metric tons per year. Thus, the global quantity of e-waste is increasing at an alarming rate of almost 2 million metric tons per year.
In 2019, there was 9.3 million metric tons of formally documented...Read More
Electronic waste – a modern issue that requires modern solutions. The term E-waste is relatively simple, but the problems behind it are complex. A lot of people ask themselves – what should I do with my old electronics? The materials found in Mobile phones, Laptops, and other electronics are extremely hazardous, which means simply putting them into landfills is not good enough.
To help with...Read More
With the worldwide use of consumer electronics on the rise, the amount of waste generated as these products fail and break down over time is only going to increase. By the end of this year globally mankind will have generated an estimated 50 million tons of e-waste and will be set to increase that 5% on the year for the foreseeable future.
But it’s not all doom and gloom.
A lot of...Read More
8 Easy ways to speed up your Windows PC or Laptop
People around the world are spending more and more time on their PCs and laptops, be it for work, gaming, streaming or just browsing the web, having a slow computer can make even the simplest of tasks a time-consuming hassle.
Thankfully, there are a few easy to do fixes that can speed up your PC, that don’t require great computer knowledge or...Read More
How to protect your devices and yourself from harmful bacteria and germs.
Electronic devices have a major presence in our everyday lives. Smartphones being the most common, Headphones, Laptops and PC’s are examples of devices you may use every day. Though they assist in making life easier, they also can become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria if they are not cleaned regularly....Read More
Electronic waste (E-waste) is a sleeping beast. It has yet to be regulated, addressed or supported within the New Zealand waste industry, and there is absolutely no legislation supported nor endorsed by the government to address the fastest growing municipal waste stream in the world.
E-waste comes in many shapes and sizes, from computers, laptops, and phones, to household appliances –...Read More
As we continue to strive in order to improve our services and internal management systems, Computer Recycling is excited to announce its achievement of ISO 45001 Health and Safety certification audited by Telarc.
We are proud to now hold the following certification, bringing us closer to achieve our purpose in becoming Aotearoa’s leading E-waste company:
ISO 14001 Environmental
ISO 9001...Read More
The way technology can make everyday tasks easier is great. The downside though, is that consumer culture is taking a huge toll on the environment in the form of electronic waste.
Millions of phones, computers, cameras, printers, routers, modems, and other pieces of electronic equipment get thrown away every year – and that spells bad news for the planet. Because when e-waste is warmed...Read More
Why an e-waste bin could benefit your business
In the western world, there’s barely a part of our day-to-day living where we don’t turn to technology. In the home, at work, at school and in the community, technology has transformed our lives.
Our desire to have the latest and greatest gadgets and the most up to date technology means that we’re often quick to replace commodity technology. It’s...Read More