Electronic waste, also referred to as e-scrap or e-waste, refers to discarded electronic devices that are no longer functional or usable. These devices contain hazardous materials and chemicals that can harm the environment if disposed of improperly. Electronic recycling involves recovering valuable materials and commodities from old electronic devices for use in creating new products. Victoria’s e-waste is forecasted to grow to over 250,000t by 2035 (CAGR of 4.4%).
ReSource is Australia’s leading e-waste processing company with AS 5377 certification, set on over 15,000 sqm site in Derrimut, Victoria. We are certified to the highest standards available for E-waste processing, with an annual capacity to process up to 20,000,000 kgs of electronics per year! We constantly strive to do better for our customers, the planet, and future generationsthrough innovative solutions to big problems.
E-waste contains harmful materials and valuable components. When sent offshore, there is very little oversight or regulation into how the e-waste is handled. It may be dumped into rivers or oceans, or pollute local communities. There is a moral case against offshoring e-waste.When dumped in a landfill, there’s tremendous risk for harmful materials, like lead, tin, mercury and cadmium, to reach the air, soil, water and, eventually, human beings and animals. Plus, by sending devices straight to the landfill, we miss the opportunity to recapture valuable precious metals, like gold, platinum, and silver, and components that, once pulled from old devices, can be used for years.Plus, when handled improperly, e-waste that contains data can put organizations at risk of data breaches. It’s better to partner with an e-waste and ITAD expert, like ReSource, to ensure data is properly sanitised.
Committed to a healthy earth for future generations, ReSource doesn’t just recycle e-waste properly to avoid pollution and material loss. We’re not only Australia’s first recycling facility to have a net negative energy impact (we produce more energy than we consume) with an 830kw solar system, we’re also the only e-waste company that effectively captures VOCs and airborne heavy metals rather than releasing them into the atmosphere.Plus, ReSource is building a fleet of vehicles and equipment with Euro 5 emissions or better, further lowering negative environmental impact.
Not only is ReSource Australia’s first and only recycling company for alkaline and zinc carbon batteries, their x-ray and AI technology helps detect and sort batteries so that 80% of the batteries are recovered versus the industry average of 40%.If you have Li-Ion batteries, we can help there, too; our facility is designed to safely recycle Li-ion batteries, eliminating fire risks.Because ReSource recycles instead of smelting batteries, we use 1/25th of the energy needed for smelting, which allows us to efficiently, safely and effectively process more than 185M batteries annually.After recycling, we turn batteries into clean, dry, perfectly sized micronutrient fertiliser supplements.
Batteries, including Li-ion batteries found in many devices, are particularly detrimental to the environment and, when recycled, can be a fire hazard, too.That’s why ReSource employs industry-leading fire prevention/protection and safety controls to eliminate the chance of fires, utilising X-Ray and AI technology to detect and sort different batteries for maximum material recovery.
When your IT assets are no longer of use, ReSource can help you properly dispose of them, including safe data destruction, remarketing, transportation and more.Organizations in Victoria choose ReSource’s ITAD services and get:Onsite collectionAudit/ReportingDecommissioningSecure TransportationRemarketingResponsible Disposal Friendly and Responsive Customer ServiceYour data will be santised and handled safely with all IT assets directed to recycling, reuse/refurbishment, or responsible disposal.To learn more about our ITAD services, get in touch here or call us.
To prevent data breaches, proper data destruction is vital when getting rid of e-waste that contains sensitive data, like healthcare records, customer names, intellectual property, and other information.That’s why ReSource uses Blancco or Bitraser to completely wipe hard drives/SSDs or any other data-storing device. This process makes the drives reusable, with the previous data completely unrecoverable.In cases where full, physical destruction is necessary, we use dedicated shredders, directing the individual materials to be recycled while ensuring the data can never be recovered.