Urban Miners Reach Out To Local Business Community for E-Waste

By |2024-03-07T16:18:26+13:00February 3rd, 2024|E-waste, News, Recycle, Urban Miners, Volunteers, Waipa|

Urban Miners collaborated this week with the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce to host a 'Mine and Dine' for local businesses. Visitors from more than 25 businesses attended the event which was held in conjunction with an e-waste processing session at the Urban Miners' base in Leamington. Since Urban Miners started operations in 2020, they have

Urban Miners Celebrate Another Successful Year

By |2024-02-01T15:57:29+13:00December 21st, 2023|E-waste, Urban Miners, Volunteers|

Urban Miners celebrated their third year of operation at their annual Christmas barbeque over the weekend. Chairman Mark Hanlon commented “Another spectacular year! Our number one mission is to collect and divert e-waste from landfill, and during the last financial year we collected 20 tonnes of e-waste. That is something that we are very proud

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

By |2023-07-19T14:42:14+12:00July 19th, 2023|E-waste, Repair, Reuse, Urban Miners, Volunteers|

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 that Urban Miners do meshes with his own values. Not long after Urban Miners started

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

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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