World Environment Day – How to Minimise Your E-Waste

By |2023-06-03T08:26:20+12:00June 3rd, 2023|E-waste, Recover, Recycle, Repair, Reuse, Urban Miners|

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 kg of e-waste yet only 2% of it is recycled. World Environment Day (5th June

Geoff Bentley – A Passion for Sustainable Technology

By |2023-05-21T08:41:27+12:00May 12th, 2023|E-waste, Repair, Reuse, Urban Miners, Volunteers|

There aren’t many people who know the inside of a mobile phone better than Geoff Bentley. He has a particular passion for repairing electronic devices that led him to become a volunteer for Urban Miners. As Geoff sees it, recycling takes energy. It’s far better to repair and reuse if possible. “I'm able to rescue

Urban Miners Wins Top Waipā Environmental Award

By |2023-05-31T11:23:26+12:00April 22nd, 2023|Awards, E-waste, News, Urban Miners, Volunteers|

Urban Miners emerged from a strong field last night to win the Waste Minimisation Environmental Award at the 2023 Waipā Networks Business Awards. It was an important win for the enterprise which started two years ago to address the growing problem of e-waste in the Waipā district with the aim of diverting e-waste from landfill

Urban Miners Saves 38 Tonnes of E-waste From Landfill

By |2023-09-21T08:50:18+12:00March 16th, 2023|E-waste, News, Recover, Recycle, Repair, Reuse, Urban Miners, Volunteers, Waipa|

After only 2 years of operating, volunteer-run Urban Miners has successfully diverted over 37,800 kg of Waipā’s e‑waste from landfill, roughly equivalent to the weight of a Boeing 737. One of the main goals of Urban Miners is to divert meaningful quantities of e-waste from landfill through recycling, recovery, reuse, and repair. These latest numbers

Successful Move for Urban Miners Stall

By |2023-02-13T21:29:08+13:00February 13th, 2023|E-waste, News, Recycle, Repair, Reuse, Urban Miners|

Urban Miners have changed the location of their monthly stall selling refurbished electronic devices from Tamahere Country Market to the Lions Market in Cambridge for 2023. Early signs are that the move is a big success. The first stall at the new venue this weekend had the most traffic and best sales ever, despite the

Urban Miners From The Inside With Greg Liddy

By |2023-01-17T10:19:59+13:00January 15th, 2023|E-waste, News, Urban Miners, Volunteers|

Long-standing volunteer – Greg Liddy – has been an integral part of Urban Miners since the concept was first proposed by founders Mark Hanlon and David Blewden. He shares his observations about how the organisation has grown over the past 2 years and how the team has become much savvier about how they do things.

Urban Miners Hit Two-Year Milestone

By |2023-05-31T11:20:41+12:00December 15th, 2022|E-waste, Fees, News, Urban Miners, Volunteers|

Urban Miners celebrated their second year of collecting e-waste in Waipā this week. More than 20 volunteers came long to join the celebration and mark another year of progress by the group. It is one of many milestones achieved since they started first collecting e-waste in December 2020. “It’s fair to say that when we

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