Computer e-waste recycling now fueled by lack of Australian legislation.Written by David Allman
Motivated by lack of Australian government legislation and limited options available concerning disposal of computer e-waste, IT Recyclers has initiated a much needed computer recycling service aimed primarily at Sydney business who wish to play an essential part in reducing computer landfill.
Due to an affluent lifestyle and a growing population, Australia is world’s second largest waste creator after United States, according to Federal Department of Environment. Compared to countries such as US, Japan and parts of Europe, Australia is yet to introduce significant national legislation that would help reduce amount of computer waste ending up in landfill. Australia’s emerging computer recycling industry, such as IT Recyclers, can’t remain solely responsible for managing e-waste, state and federal governments must also take an active role.
“The rate of technology is moving so fast, businesses as well as consumers tend to update their computer equipment on average every 3 years,” said David Allman - IT Recyclers business founder.
Tsunami TsupportWritten by Gary Whittaker
In wake of what can be arguably called world's greatest act of God in new millenium, we have also been witness to what can be equally argued as world's greatest act of charity as United Nations have received over 4 Billion dollars of aid meant for Southeast Asia. With so much money to counter in even greater need, one thing we must learn from this is what to do next time. The tragedy continues to escalate, and what can be more tragic now, with aid so close away, it can't even get to most of people that need it. Canada must be commended for it's deployment of DART team. DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) is comprised of 43 person medical team, and has a water purification equipment. While they are not equiped to handle major trauma or surgical needs, they can treat secondary ailments relating to unsanitary conditions. However, DART team, like most of assistance sent by world's nations, cannot even reach to people since roads are still blocked. The idea behind DART team is what is important. There is no reason why other countries work together and create other DART teams, that can both enhance one Canada has, or focus on other potential problem areas. Measures must be taken that are common for most disasters. Getting a secure location, making a path to reach affected areas for both containment, and pulling out survivors, treating wounded, and feeding people. It has been over 2 weeks since incident, and still people have no help. Groups impersonating relief organisations seemed to have profited most, and they have made an unestimated amount of money from unsuspecting samaritans.