How 8 Things Will Change The Way You Approach E Waste Sydney
“I’ll never throw away my mobile – there’s too much e waste Sydney.” Those words are from a woman to her friend, who has two teenage boys. As each boy leaves the house each morning, the mother says to herself, “gee, there’s loads of electronic waste in the yard. Maybe I should call my local electronic waste management company and have them come out and take a look.”
The woman goes on to list her problems with waste management all the while her sons complete their school work and text messages on their cellphones. She is absolutely fed up, and she certainly doesn’t want to throw her mobile phones into a hole in the ground because it will take too much time for the dump truck to remove them.
She would rather find out someday that the boys will be able to use their phones again and that she can hold on to her son’s latest toy, a phone she bought him just last week. If only she had asked about waste recycling and waste management sooner!
As a waste manager in Sydney, the question to answer is, “What do we do with mobile phones? Should we throw them in the garbage or the landfill, or maybe even the septic tank?” These questions should not be avoided when they come to the front door.
It’s one thing to state the obvious – “no, electronic waste management companies don’t give out mobile phones.” It is another thing to actually try to find out what options are available to the city’s waste management operators in terms of the use of mobile phones.
The first step in learning how to handle waste is understanding the basics of waste recycling and waste management. One of the fundamental questions to ask yourself is, “Do I need waste recycling in my area?” Waste recycling in Australia occurs in two principal ways: the first involves commercial waste (e.g. plastic bottles, tin cans, cardboard tubes, etc.) and the second relates to household waste (e.g.
There are some excellent solutions to both of these problems. The primary option for commercial waste recycling in Sydney involves separating recyclable materials (e.g. glass, paper) from non-recyclable materials (e.g. plastic bottles and cans). This is an important option that could see all mobile phones produced in Australia landfills and also could see the closure of all landfills by the year 2021.
It is hopeful that we will soon see a new attitude in Australia regarding waste, and landfills. We already have the most comprehensive bio-diesel initiative in the world, and other places are considering this as well as requiring car companies to buy back their zero-emission cars once they have reached certain emission standards. The time to address the problem of mobile phones in landfills is now, and with the support of the government and industry, this can happen soon.