Tag Archives: e-waste

A waste of time

These brand new mains cables came in for recycling. Not only was it a waste of time test and tagging brand new cables but they ended up with us for recycling. We get hundreds of these cables both new and … Continue reading

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Techweek

This week is Techweek, an annual talkfest here in New Zealand about the future of technology.  But there is something that they are not talking about.  I’ll jabber on a bit before making my point. I like technology. Especially electronics. … Continue reading

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Moore’s Law for corporate computer repair

Given the amount of stuff coming through for recycling from our corporate clients this pretty much sums it up.   Save

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A throwaway society

We really are in a throwaway society.  We have  been calling it that since the 1950s and all of this technology of ours is an increasing part of the throwaway society. I had a Canon PIXMA MG2960 ink jet printer/scanner … Continue reading

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e-terminology

I am a bit pedantic about words and I sometimes find the English language a bit messy and illogical.  Anyway, I was compiling a glossary in our knowledge base for the work that we do and I remembered that there … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Princess Bubblegum Happymeal toy and e-waste

This is a packet from a McDonald’s Princess Bubblegum Happymeal toy: It had blown off the street into our driveway. The bag is made in China, the contents are made in Vietnam, and it is distributed in New Zealand and … Continue reading

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Global e-waste flows

E-waste processing is shifting polluting industries from the developed to the developing world, as illustrated by this infographic from Nature.  This has been happening for a number of decades (and credit goes to BAN and others in bringing it to … Continue reading

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Brexit and green electronics

In a referendum on 23 June 2016 the voting public of the UK chose to leave the EU with 52% wanting to leave and 48% wanting to remain.  This will possibly have implications on addressing the many negative environmental and … Continue reading

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Poor quality Ozito cordless drill charger

An Ozito OZCD12V1A cordless drill came in to us for recycling and it looked like it had hardly been used.  Rather than recycling it I thought it might be a good candidate for repurposing or rehashing with different batteries. On … Continue reading

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E-waste and e-scrap

Here at Ecotech Services we have blogged a lot about e-waste and we have got some info pages about it.  Our mission is actually to turn all e-waste into e-scrap.  E-scrap is the stuff that is recycled and e-waste goes … Continue reading

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