WA’s e-waste recycling statistics for April 2020

Here are your monthly e-waste statistics brought to you by the largest recycler in Western Australia. In April we recovered 172,971 Kg of materials and refurbished 1,604 items. That’s 1,604 items that were given a second chance in life. Top 10 performing councils in WA Congratulations to our TOP e-waste recycling champions in April 2020! City of Stirling = 41.9 T City of Busselton = 9.6 T City of Bunbury = 9.4 T Western Metropolitan

Data Sanitization: Policy vs. Reality - a research summary

Data Sanitization: Policy vs. Reality – a research summary

The Coleman Parkes Research has surveyed 1,850 senior decision-makers from enterprises across the world including those located in Australia. This report found that while the majority (96%) have a data sanitization policy in place, there is a large gap between policy and reality. According to leading research and advisory body Gartner, “data sanitization is the disciplined process of deliberately, permanently, and irreversibly removing or destroying data stored on a memory device to make it unrecoverable.”

6 things to keep out of recycling

6 things to keep out of your recycling bin

Recycle bins continue to be contaminated throughout Australia. It’s important to keep these 6 things out of your recycling bin. Two things might happen if you put wrong items into your recycling bin. a) Items that would normally be recycled, end up in landfill. b) Hazardous waste such as batteries or other electronic waste may cause a fire inside of the collection truck or material recovery facility. “In 2014-15, WA’s recycling rate was 48%, which

What is physical data destruction and when to use it

Data destruction is a process of destroying data stored on hard drives, solid-state drives, tapes and other forms of electronic media. The goal is to make data unreadable regardless of the form of electronic media on which it was originally stored. The process of data destruction also includes ensuring that this data cannot be recovered and used by an unauthorized person. Physical vs non-physical data destruction Physical Data Destruction means all hard disk drives (HDDs)