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.
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.
The eReuse team are moving into the state-of-the-art e-waste lab at UNSW’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT@UNSW), led by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, an Australian icon in the innovation and science fields and an exemplary, internationally renown scientist and engineer. This partnership has allowed us access to their e-waste laboratory, as well as extra storage space for[…]
A wrap-up of our morning meeting with Reverse E-waste in front of the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre’s pink elephant. We’d like to introduce our new partnership with Australia-wide e-waste recycler Reverse E-Waste! It is a great opportunity for us to offer a more comprehensive e-waste management system and to gain more insights into the e-waste[…]
The Climate Change Festival was a fun-filled day out in the sun with games, music and arts! We held a computer collection stall at the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre lawn, where students donated old computers. The collected computers have been fully wiped, reformatted and refurbished, and will put to great use at Sydney community centres. We also held a demo refurbishment workshop, which allowed[…]
We were selected, along with other university students, to present our poster at the ‘Hope: Students for Sustainability’ Conference at Western Sydney University. This year’s theme, “Hope for the Future”, allowed students to explore the current social and environmental issues in our society. It opened our eyes to how important it is for us – especially young people –[…]