Electronic waste from televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices is the fastest growing waste stream in Australia, putting pressure on waste management infrastructure and the environment.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Lisa Neville visited PGM Refiners in South-East Melbourne in January to launch Australia’s first automated electronic waste processing system, which will significantly improve Victoria’s e-waste processing capabilities.
PGM invested in the BluBox technology as it provided a recycling solution which is safe, environmentally responsible and productive. In comparison to manual dismantling which takes us 1 hr to recycle up to 2 LCD screens, the BluBox can recycle an estimated 300 LCD screens in the same 1 hr timespan.
This new technology will be able to process 2500 tonnes of e-waste each year, recycling more than a tonne of e-waste an hour. It will produce saleable commodities through resource recovery which can be used by local manufacturers to create new products