eReuse is a student start-up and not-for-profit organisation with the goal of supporting a sustainable e-waste management system by exploring 'soft solutions', in areas such as community engagement, research pathways for university students, press and publishing and youth engagement.
At eReuse, we recognise the importance of waste management in the environmental crisis of our time. A crucial aspect of our impact on the environment is not just our extraction or destruction of virgin materials, but also our damaging disposal of products created through artificial transformations of 'natural' goods.
We see e-waste as an interesting phenomenon. Computers are a highly useful tool, responsible for many advancements in our modern times, but also highly manufactured, toxic to our environment and difficult to recycle. They exemplify many of the reasons why we produce such goods, why they become waste and how we have an imbalance in social opportunities.eReuse is excited to announce that we have just been an accepted as an official Arc student development program for 2017. Our partnership with Arc is helping eReuse connect with the wider student and staff community within the University of New South Wales.
What we do
We have created a reuse system of collecting and refurbishing old computers from UNSW.
Helping Local Communities
We partner with local social service providers to work on systems-based solutions to community issues.
We run a wide variety of programs that tap into our operations to allow students and the public to participate in and drive our work.
We aim to interest undergraduate students in research pathways, hold public events to communicate our research and to participate at the policy level.
This article was originally posted by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW here Fourth year environmental engineering student Charlotte Wang has been volunteering her time and skills to assist others since high school. As a high achieving student (including a Duke of Edinburgh award) at Sydney Girls’ High School, Charlotte spent many outside[…]
This article was originally written by Peter Wells for the UNSW IT Blog eReuse is a UNSW student start-up and not-for-profit organisation with the goal of supporting a sustainable e-waste management system. The program, funded by Arc, has recently launched as a pilot, and UNSW IT are proud to be able to support the initiative. eReuse has[…]
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