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Recycling is more important now than ever before. With the world population growing and resources becoming scarce, it's crucial that we do our part to reduce waste and conserve materials. In Australia, recycling is a key part of our efforts to protect and ensure a sustainable environment for generations to come. By recycling, we can help to reduce pollution, conserve energy, and preserve natural resources

recycling in the world

E-waste is the fastest growing solid waste stream in the world. 

In 2019, an estimated 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste were produced globally, but only 17.4% was documented as formally collected and recycled. 

recycling in Australia

 

in 2019 Australia generated 511,000 tonnes of e-waste. That means the average Australian produced 20 kg of e-waste, compared with the global average of 7 kg. By 2030 the national total is projected to rise by nearly 30%, to 657,000 tonnes.

We only recover a third of the total value of the materials in the e-waste we generate. This means in 2019 alone, Australians sent $430 million worth of materials to landfill along with their e-waste. As well as valuable substances, e-waste contains hazardous materials. These include lead, cadmium, mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

interesting facts

  • 88% of the 4 million computers and 3 million TV's purchased in Australia every year will end up in landfill - this contributes to the 140,000+ tonnes of electronic waste generated by Australians every year

  • Fewer than 1% of TVs and around 10% of PCs and laptops are recycled Australia wide

  • E-waste is responsible for 70% of the toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium and mercury found in landfill - and 23,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions would be saved if half of the televisions discarded annually were recycled 

  • Electronic rubbish is growing at three times the rate of any other waste stream

  • Discarded devices are piling up around the world at a rate of 40 million per year

  • 98% of the components in your computer or television can be fully recycled

Our vision

 

Our vision is help to reduce e-waste production and recycle the current one. Business-grade laptop lifespan is usually 5 years. Lifespan after that is related on how you keep and treat your electronics. Some Business-grade laptops last even up to 10-15 years. Despite the fact that they may last even longer, tecnology is improving all the time and 10-year old tecnology (in IT field) is already so slow that new technology may help to get your goals so much faster. In the consumer field, 10 (even 5) year old technology (computers, fridges, washing machines etc.) requires more electricity which is cost for You and to the nature.

 

If your old computer doesn't fulfill your needs and you still need to read your news, pay your taxes or watch "baby shark" on youtube, there's no need to buy a new computer when 1-2 year old-but-new computer would satisfy your needs for the next 10 years. Investing into old-but-new you help to reduce e-waste production, recycle the current one and your wallet thank you later, too. but...do not forget to bring the old one to us! 

Please fill the form below and we handle everything else. 

Which computers are we looking forward to buying back?

When people visit a second-hand store to find new items, they usually hope to discover nice and rare finds that are not very old, look nice, and haven't lost their quality. We aim to provide a similar experience at Aestit for customers looking for old-but-new products on our page. That's why we prefer to buy back primarily business-grade laptops that are not older than 3 years. This ensures that their second user can enjoy the same quality as the first user did.

However, if you have any other laptop that doesn't fit into that criteria and you don't know what to do with it after purchasing a new one from us, you can still bring it to us, and we will ensure it gets recycled and transformed into new electronic gadgets.

What will Aestit do with your old computer to make it new again?

That's a good question, let there be an answere: When old computers are brought to us, we do our best to clean them thoroughly (internally, externally, and in terms of software'ally). If there are fixable issues like a broken screen or malfunctioning ports, we repair them. Any computer that can be revitalized will be prepared for a new, happy owner. Computers that are beyond repair will be collected and sent on their final journey to the DCcEEW (Department of Climate Change, Environment, Energy, and Water). Through this department, these computers will be recycled properly, and their components will be reused to create new electronic devices.

It's not hard nor difficult to help the world to become a better place. Instead of throwing your old broken computer to the trash bin, make a right decision - get a old-but-new one from AESTIT and bring the old-and-old one to us where we make sure that it will get a new breathing throuh recycle. 

Fill the form here and voila, world's already a better place!

Thank you for helping the world and Australia to become a better place. If there would be more people like you the world would be heaven on earth! 

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