Millions of electronic items such as televisions, cameras, computers and mobile phones end up in the landfill of Australia every year. As a matter of fact, e-waste is the fastest-growing problem for many countries. According to the report of the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, e-waste has increased by 21% in the last five years to 2019, and it is anticipated that it will become around double the 2014 figure by 2030. Electronic waste is also highly responsible for the higher consumption rates, smaller lifecycles and inadequate repair options. E-waste can cause serious environmental issues because of the toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic and mercury that pollute the water, air, and soil. In other words, it disrupts our health and ecosystems.
Many recycling centres have opened in various parts of the country to address the issue but, it will require more planning and effort. While the government has a scheme for Television and computer recycling and everyone is concerned about mobile waste, the recycling of cameras often takes the back seat. That is why Camera Recycle Centre Australia is so important. We recycle all kinds of cameras in the best possible manner to slow down the negative impact of e-waste on Mother Nature.
It is important to make sure that the recycling company takes e-waste disposes it off appropriately. Companies generally have guidelines that command diligence in choosing proper amenities for recycling or discarding of materials derived from e-waste. This is regardless of the fact that the organisation is located domestically or abroad. It is important to be assured that the e-waste is recycled properly, and if there is any waste is found during the recycling procedure, it should be handled safely and consistently as per the law. Moreover, a certificate of environment-friendly recycling and destruction methods is delivered to every e-waste generator that ensures agreement with these standards.
Camera Recycle Centre Australia is the first of its kind in the country. We take all the unwanted, old, damaged cameras items and recycle them and instead of allowing them to become a part of the hazardous landfill. We try to repair them, and if there is the slightest possibility, we make them work again. Cameras that are found to be operational with all-important accessories like good batteries, software, chargers, memory cards, etc., are donated for Education purposes or charity.
Otherwise, we turn them into bottles, decorative pieces, jars, aluminium cans, park benches, wheel chocks, fence posts, garden edging, pipe supports, tree spikes, and wheel stoppers in car parks so on. Not many people are aware of the fact that more than 90% of the metals and plastics in cameras, batteries and other accessories can be recovered and then used as raw materials to create new products. After collecting the old cameras, the cameras, flashes, chargers, lenses and parts will be fully stripped down, and then, all these parts will be collected and sent to respective recycling partners.
According to a survey, more than 2 million digital cameras are purchased every year by Australians. Also, they exchange or upgrade their camera approximately every 2 to 3 years. The majority of households have at least one camera, and many have two or even more unused cameras in drawers at home as well as at work. Australia does not have a national recycling scheme for the camera, and that is where Camera Recycle Centre Australia steps in. You can simply drop off your camera at any of our mentioned stores, and we will take care of it - no appointments are necessary! Whether you live in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or any other place, we collect cameras from everywhere.