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Urban Miners Finalists at Sustainable Business Awards

Waipa e-waste recyclers Urban Miners are very proud to be named as a finalist for the Outstanding Collaboration Award at the 2023 New Zealand Sustainable Business Awards. The Outstanding Collaboration Award, sponsored by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

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Urban Miners Saves 49 Tonnes of E-waste from Landfill

As of September 2023, Waipā e‑waste recyclers Urban Miners have successfully diverted over 48,800 kg of e-waste from landfill since operations began in December 2020. This is similar to the weight of an Airbus A321. These latest numbers reveal the considerable

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Alan van Niekerk – Giving E-Waste a New Lease of Life

Urban Miners started selling second-hand computers and phones last year as part of their mission to repair, repurpose and recycle e-waste in Waipā. Volunteer Alan van Niekerk talks about the unprecedented demand for these refurbished goods and how the work

World Environment Day – How to Minimise Your E-Waste

Our love of technology and insatiable appetite for new devices has created one of the biggest environmental issues of our time – e-waste. E-waste is New Zealand’s fastest growing waste stream. Every year, the average Kiwi generates a massive 20


Urban Miners would like to thank our principal sponsors Waipā District Council Waste Minimisation Fund, Cambridge Community Board, Te Awamutu Community Board, and Waipā District Council for their support. We are also grateful for the support of our other sponsors as shown below.

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