Recycling firm, TES-AMM, is hoping to see a 500 per cent increase in recycling units as vendors become more environmentally aware.
Established in Australia in 2007, the company has seen a threefold increase in business year-on-year, according to managing director, Alvin Piadasa.
“The recycling industry has only recently advanced beyond just dismantling computers,” Piadasa said. “Coupled with our ability to bring down the price of recycling, we’ve experienced a tripling of volume of units recycling each year. The problem is that while there’s a lot of awareness around at the moment, there isn’t a lot of awareness of the solutions that are available.”
TES-AMM dismantles and recycles old computers and components. It offers clients accountability and traceability through the entire recycling process, and possesses a hazardous waste export permit issued by the Department of Environment and Heritage under the Hazardous Waste Act (Regulation of Exports and Imports).
E-waste can include materials such as mercury, lead and bromine – hazardous materials that require responsible treatment methods. Precious metals such as gold, silver copper and platinum can also be recovered from products safely.
“Recycling of this type is at the point where we can basically pay for the dismantling and recycling,” Piadasa said. “The main issue is the cost of collection, and part of our ideal solution is to offer efficient solutions to clients for the collection of waste.
“This is an area that is being deemed as necessary by vendors, as they are the producers of the waste."