Tag Archives: e-waste

Robots and e-waste

Robots are used a lot in manufacturing and I have been thinking about using them for e-waste processing.  In most cases it is not a goer because set up costs are too high and the volumes are too small, but … Continue reading

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A lot of packaging for a small screw

I was sorting a consignment of recycling in one of our e-crates when I came across this: So here we have an M2x3 mm screw with part number DP/N OHCN8P or SG-OHCN8P-M0287-27C-1TRF REV A00. And it is quite a lot … Continue reading

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Climate change and e-waste

The COP21 climate change conference is currently in progress.  While the major focus of climate change is around the use of fossil fuels there are other aspects that are drivers of climate change. One of these is waste. Ecotech Services … Continue reading

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E-waste and volcanoes

Here is another cartoon from Alex Hallatt’s Arctic Circle that is related to the work we do.

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Global E-Waste Monitor 2014 report

The United Nations University (UNU) have released the Global E-Waste Monitor 2014 report. It is estimated that less than one sixth of the e-waste generated globally was diverted from landfills and either recycled or reused. New Zealand generates 19kg per … Continue reading

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An unkind cut

There are a couple of organisations here in Christchurch that I would like to use as source of appliances for refurbishment.  They both insist that they cannot part with the appliances unless the power cords are cut off.  Health and … Continue reading

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Roadside e-waste

Here in Christchurch  I often see televisions and other appliances dumped by the side of the road.  Sometimes they are carefully placed outside a private residences.  They are also put next to the clothing recycling bins operated by charities.  I … Continue reading

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