Once famed for their idyllic beaches, the islands of the Pacific are under increasing threat from waste and pollution. Rubbish now clogs once-pristine streams, and trash floats through previously untouched mangrove forests.
It’s a heartbreaking sight, and while plastic and household waste isn’t a new problem, there’s another one that is e-waste. With the Pacific Islands typically lagging in...Read More
Lead, cadmium, mercury – these are just a few of the toxic heavy metals that are leaching into our soils and contaminating groundwater in large quantities – and it’s all thanks to the amount of e-waste that Kiwis are sending to landfill.
This toxic cocktail of chemicals infiltrates our soil, water systems, and oceans while contaminating the water we drink and the food that our...Read More
In the era of instant gratification, globalization, and disposable goods, the outcome is always the same. We have more things and we create more waste. Increasingly, electronic products are being treated as disposal items too. The latest update isn’t always enough. Sometimes we need a whole new tech item and that is wreaking havoc on our ecosystem.
“Every New Zealander creates an average of...Read More
Technology has made us more efficient, more productive and more connected – and transformed the way that we do business. However, such a rapid increase in technology, and the pace at which new and improved technology is produced, also means an increase in electronic waste. In fact, in 2018, we produced 49.8 million metric tons of e-waste globally, with small businesses contributing to a...Read More
As more and more of our lives are spent online, the importance to look after our own cyber-security becomes paramount.
Before selling your second-hand PC or even disposing of it at an e-waste facility, it is important to erase all of the information from your Hard Drive.
Firstly, always make sure that you save a backup either on the cloud or an external hard drive.
Below are some...Read More
Computer Recycling Ltd achieves ISO 9001 (Quality management System) & ISO14001 (Environmental management system)
In little old New Zealand, we are a few years behind in the world of electronic waste recycling.
The industry has very little regulation and there are a lot of cow boys out there, who will collect your used electronics and take the good and dump the bad.
When choosing someone...Read More
The Auckland City Council are working hard to try and promote and inform the public on how to recycle different house hold items.
Computer Recycling ltd are proud to now hold Auckland City council licensing for:
Second hand Dealing
This allows Computer Recycling to operate as an e-Waste collection and transfer facility in the Auckland region.
It is important...Read More
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage on 21 January 2018 that she recognises e-waste as a priority issue is the final step in a decadelong journey to bring New Zealand in line with other developed nations with sustainable recycling schemes for electronic waste. New Zealand received a wakeup call in December 2017 when the country was named and shamed in a UN-backed...Read More