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> ECYCLE proudly announces more than twenty drop-off points for electronic waste in Cape Town and the Western Cape

06/02/2014

ECYCLE's network of drop-off points for electronic waste is slowly but surely growing. We are very glad to offer this service to a growing number of environmentally conscious clients who care about their e-waste. Please check out our newest drop-off points:

-CAPE TOWN: Belhar, Bellville, Brackenfell, Claremont, Durbanville, Elsies River, Epping, Hout Bay, Killarney, Kraaifontein, Lakeside/Kirstenhof, Muizenberg, Tyger Valley, Welgelegen, Wynberg
- WESTERN CAPE: Heidelberg, Hermanus, Malmesbury, Paarl, Worcester


 

> ECYCLE was appointed service provider for the destruction of non-compliant electronic goods by the NRCS

 17/12/2013

ECYCLE was chosen by the NRCS (National Regulator for Compulsory Specification) as accredited service provider for the destruction of electronic goods in the Western Cape. The destruction was presented to the public on a special destruction day on Tuesday, 2013/12/17, by Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies. Among other goods more than 4000 TV-sets had to be destroyed. The destruction day was on e-TV the following day:

Watch VIDEO on YOUTUBE

Atlantis NRCS destruction day 2013/12/17


> ECYCLE's partner VANTRU Computing moved its premises around the corner to Kirstenhof

 12/04/2013

Vantru Computing in Lakeside, which served for many years as drop-off-point in Lakeside has moved premises a bit up Main Road towards Kirstenhof. Please take note of their new address and continue to drop-off your electronic waste with Vantru:

Vantru Comuting
3 Raapkraal Crescent, Kirstenhof
Tel.: 021 701 7881
http://www.vantru-computing.co.za
 


 

> join ECYCLE in Cape Town on our first National E-Waste Drive in 2013 in cooperation with eWASA

 06/04/2013

These three drop-off-points for all your electronic waste in DURBANVILLE, CLAREMONT and LAKESIDE will be brought to you by ECYCLE - so don't wait, load your old equipment in and bring it through:

- ECYCLE in cooperation with NG Kerk Durbanville-Bergsig
cnr Boland & Protea Weg, Durbanville  
opening time:   09:00-15:00

- ECYCLE in cooperation with Cidac Computers
Shop G1 Access Park, cnr Doncaster & Chichester Rds, Claremont
opening time:   09:00-13:00

- ECYCLE in cooperation with Vantru Computing
Shop 5A, Lakeside Centre, Main Road, Lakeside
opening time:   09:00-12:00

National e-waste Collection Day


 

South Africa's 1st ever nationwide e-Waste Collection Drive!

> join ECYCLE in Cape Town on 3 November 2012

29/10/2012

Spring has sprung and if you haven’t started spring cleaning: now is the time! ECYCLE, as member of the e-Waste Alliance, together with Jeffares & Green will be hosting the Public e-Waste Collection in Cape Town on 3 November 2012! This year it's a nationwide event with collections happening across South Africa. Yah!

> Bring any old broken or unused electric and electronic waste (e-waste) the computers gathering dust, the cellphone you dropped in the bath, the laptop your neighbour's Rottweiler chewed…...

And drop it off at the event so that we can recycle it for you!

 

Cleaning out old clutter leaves space for you to breathe and actually energises and by recycling junk you help the environment and make the world safer and healthier place for our children to grow up in.

 

PLS SPREAD THE WORD.

We'd love to see you!

> on Saturday 3 November 2012

> from 10am – 2pm

> at Jeffares & Green Building 14 Central Square Pinelands, Cape Town (click for map)  

> Can’t make it?
Click here for our permanent e-waste recycling drop off points

> Questions?
Contact ECYCLE:
073 323 8610
info@ecycle.co.za

PS. See our facebook page for more info

Spread the word, spread the message, save our planet... 

> read the PRESS RELEASE:

“PULLING THE PLUG ON e-WASTE”

Join US for the FIRST EVER NATIONWIDE e-Waste Collection Drive

As part of this national e-waste collection campaign Jeffares & Green Consulting Engineers, in partnership with the e-Waste Alliance (eWA) and the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) Western Cape Branch, will be hosting its third public e-waste collection event:

When:                  03 November 2012 (from 10 AM-2 PM)

Where:                Jeffares & Green Office premises (parking lot) at 14 Central Square, Pinelands

Encouraged by last year’s success which saw the collection of more than 3.5 tons of e-waste from Cape Town based households and businesses, the 2012 annual collection drive will be run nationwide with participating Jeffares & Green Offices and selected shopping centres providing collection solutions in Johannesburg,  Durban, Pietermaritzburg, East London and Cape Town.

 Susanne Dittke, e-Waste Alliance coordinator said, “any e-Waste that is collected will be re-furbished, repaired, re-used or recycled where possible, and ONLY safely disposed of if no other treatment options are available.  All materials will be handled according to integrated waste management principles and in the most environmentally safe manner.”

What exactly is e-Waste ?  

E-waste constitutes any unwanted electrical or electronic equipment (either running on batteries or electricity) such as computers, TVs, VCRs & DVDs, consumer electronics, kettles, printers, fax machines, cell phones, toasters, microwaves or direct parts thereof. We will also offer the collection of any equipment “consumables” such as cartridges or batteries.  If in doubt: bring it ALL to US on the 3rd of November.

What is the problem with e-Waste ?

E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in South Africa as old/ redundant items are generated due to the rapid advance of new technology. 

Due to the numerous chemical elements and heavy metals (such as lead, mercury and cadmium) contained in most electric and electronic goods any resulting e-waste can be hazardous and toxic, causing serious health and environmental pollution problems if not handled responsibly. Hazardous components from mismanaged e-waste can contaminate soil and water (if unsafely disposed of) and pollute the air with toxic fumes (if burnt), all of which can have dire consequences to plants, animals and people alike.

How many of us upgrade our cellphones every two years believing that our phone is out-dated?  Where is our broken fax machine or printer stored? Somewhere stock-piled in your home waiting for better times that never come?  Now is the time to empty out that garage full of e-waste and bring it to US at 14 Central Square on 03 November 2012 between 10 AM and 2 PM.

With a bit of luck you might even win a fully refurbished PC unit to the value of R 2000- courtesy of Just PC’s- if you drop off your e-waste with US on the day and enter the lucky draw.

The Role of the e-Waste Alliance

The eWA, a collaborative effort of Capetonian businesses and supported by National OEM manufacturer HP was borne from the need to safely manage e-waste in the Western Cape and beyond. eWA members adhere to strict minimum operational standards in any process step required to recover, reuse or recycle any e-waste component. In addition members are committed to bridge the “digital divide” in South Africa by regularly donating a number of  refurbished and repaired PCs, printers and copy machines to schools, NGOs and community members in need. The rest are typically sold into low-income households or to small entrepreneurs. 

Other nationwide e-waste collection events:

Location:

When:

Where:

Johannesburg,

Pietermaritzburg

 Durban

Thursday, 1 November 2012

For enquiries: 0718590829

Port Elizabeth

Sunday, 3 November 2012

 For enquiries: 0718590829

 For more information please contact the e-waste collection event coordinator Susanne Dittke: at envirosense@xsinet.co.za or at 021-5320940 or 0718590829

 


e-Waste Collection Day in Kenridge, Durbanville on Friday 26 October 2012

> SPRING has sprung! It's time to spring clean and let ECYCLE recycle your e-waste

24/10/2012

Running out of space? Need to declutter? Spring has sprung and if you haven’t started spring cleaning: now is the time! ECYCLE is having an e-Waste Collection Day on 26 October 2012! Bring your electronic equipment waste to be safely recycled.

So come on Cape Town, clean those homes, garages and offices of all the old broken or unused electric and electronic waste (e-waste) – the computers gathering dust, the cellphone you dropped in the bath, the laptop your neighbour's Rottweiler chewed… And drop it off at the event so that we can recycle it for you!

See you at the e-Waste Collection Day

> Friday
26 October 2012
13.30 – 17.00

> Kenridge Primary
Next to Recycling Depot
(enter from the M31 /
Tygerbergvalei Weg)
Kenridge


* Proceeds to Kenridge Primary

Happy Spring Cleaning!  

> Can’t make it?
Click here for permanent drop off points:

> Questions?
Contact ECYCLE:
073 323 8610
info@ecycle.co.za



e-Waste Collection Drive in Cape Town on 24 September 2011

> SPRING has sprung! It's time to spring clean and let ECYCLE recycle your e-waste

19/09/2011

spring clean e-waste haiku 

Spring has sprung and if you haven’t started spring cleaning: now is the time! ECYCLE, as member of the e-Waste Alliance, will be hosting the Public e-Waste Collection on 24 September 2011!

So come on Cape Town, clean those homes, garages and offices of all the old broken or unused electric and electronic waste (e-waste) – the computers gathering dust, the cellphone you dropped in the bath, the laptop your neighbour's Rottweiler chewed… And drop it off at the event so that we can recycle it for you!

Cleaning out old clutter leaves space for you to breathe and actually energises and by recycling junk you help the environment and make the world safer and healthier place for our children to grow up in.

Happy Spring Cleaning!  

& See you at the e-Waste Collection Drive  

> on Saturday 24 September 2011

> from 9am – 4pm

> at Jeffares & Green Building 14 Central Square Pinelands, Cape Town

> (click for map)  

> read the MEDIA RELEASE:

KEEP E-WASTE OUT OF LANDFILLS IN CAPE TOWN

02 September 2011

The e-Waste Alliance (eWA), together with the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is delighted to announce its third public e-Waste Collection Drive that will be taking place on Saturday 24 September 2011. In a bid to substantially reduce hazardous e-Waste to landfill, the public is encouraged to bring their e-Waste to the offices of consulting engineers, Jeffares & Green (J&G), in Pinelands between 09h00 and 16h00. What is e-Waste? e-Waste is any unwanted equipment such as computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, toasters, microwaves, ink and toner cartridges, or any other electrical or electronic goods or direct parts thereof. Everything in the home or at the workplace that is driven by electricity, including battery operated toys, falls into this category. Susanne Dittke, IWMSA Western Cape committee member says, “Toxic, or hazardous substances in electronic waste may contain heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium amongst others. Electronics contain gold, silver, copper, platinum and other precious metals that are in finite supply, along with plastic, glass and other metals.” Dittke continues, “Apart from being essential to keep as much hazardous waste as possible out of landfills, reuse of materials reduces the need to deplete precious resources.” Dittke went on to assure us that “All the e-waste collected, will be re-furbished, repaired, re-used or recycled, and all materials will be handled according to integrated waste management principles, in the most environmentally safe manner.” As a result of the ever-increasing need for new, smaller, and faster technology, electrical and electronic waste is now one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. eWA is calling on households and businesses to drop off any type of e-waste for free, while enjoying demonstrations about the services, products and projects offered by eWA and its members. The collection will be overseen and organized by the eWA members, ECYCLE and eR e-Waste Rescue, with support from J&G. There will be a demonstration by Waste2 Art and the opportunity for curious children and adults to learn how dismantle a PC hard-drive. Additionally, a raffle will be held with the great prize of a refurbished PC, sponsored by Just PC’s. Dittke is passionate about the role of the eWA and the IWMSA in creating awareness around e-Waste and says, “eWA provides a constructive solution to the problems associated with the disposal of electronic waste. It can often be given a second lease on life for use elsewhere, or through the recovery of materials and unique components and can lead to the creation of job opportunities or development of new skills to others in the community.” The IWMSA is a professional, multi-disciplinary organisation with voluntary membership established to promote the science and practice of waste management and is a non-profit organisation. For more information contact the IWMSA visit: www.iwmsa.co.za



International Year of Forests 2011

> Forests combat climate change, purify water and prevent floods...

26/08/2011

international year of forests picture ecycle electronic recycling


Forests cover one third of the earth's land mass, performing vital functions around the world. In fact, 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods. They play a key role in our battle against climate change. Forests feed our rivers and are essential to supplying the water for nearly 50% of our largest cities, including New York, Jakarta and Caracas. They help to regulate the often devastating impact of storms and floods.

Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than half of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. Forests also provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent populations.

Yet despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, we are destroying the very forests we need to survive. Global deforestation continues at an alarming rate -- 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed annually, equal to the size of Portugal.

We rely on healthy forests every day. So it is in our best interest to appreciate, respect and preserve them and make sure that we are harvesting them sustainably, so that they will be around for future generations of humans and wildlife to enjoy and use.

> TIP: Click here to see what you can do on a daily basis at home and work to help save the earth's forests

> For more information please visit UN Celebrating Forests for People



WE are For Love of Water

Today is World Water Day

> join ECYCLE in making a commitment to be For Love of Water

22/03/2011

We are For Love Of Water


Today is WORLD WATER DAY and this week (21 - 27 march) is water week
in South Africa!!!
The message is: WE ARE FOR LOVE OF WATER.
> Human beings are made up of over 70% water, and so is the planet.  
> There will soon be a fresh water supply demand gap both globally and in S
outh Africa.

"South Africa is facing a water crisis caused by short rainfall, expanding economy and growing population. Unless action is taken, it could have disastrous consequences on the country's development. These are the findings of a report on water by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. The report was launched at the World Water Day conference that the United Nations organised in Cape Town. The UN wants government to make use of research and to work together with key stockholders to address the crisis.

South Africa is a dry country and even with 600 dams there is a growing demand for water. In 1994, only 60% of the population had access to water. The figure now is 90%, but about six million people still lack the basic resource. The increase in demand and growing economy has put pressure on the infrastructure - problems such as managing water and treating sewage persists.

CSIR's Dr Paul Oberholzer says, "It is a reality that South Africa has a water shortage. There is only so much water, but it is not unique. Research is there, we have expertise and all role players can work together to deal with it." Government has welcomed the report but says it has become critical for all role players to work together. Over the next few days, hundreds of delegates will discuss water and urbanisation and the range of options for tackling urban water and sanitation challenges facing the African continent.

Meanwhile, South African and international artists have joined forces to create an original piece of music called, "For the Love of Water". It is aimed at raising awareness and inspiring action on water issues. Musicians who took part in the recording of the anthemic song include Josie Fields, Zolani Mahola, Loyiso Bala, Stef Bos, Michael Rennie and Neo Muyanga."  

-  Source: www.sabcnews.com  Click here to see the “We are for love of water” music video.

> We can make a difference by: RESPECTING WATER AS A SOURCE OF LIFE, using it mindfully and prioritising water preservation.

ECYCLE has commited to this by making the FLOW promise.

You can join us in making the promise at: forloveofwater.co.za

> TIP: Click here to see what you can do on a daily basis at home and work to respect and preserve water.

For more information please visit forloveofwater.co.za


 

earth hour 2011


ECYCLE has a new E-Waste Recycle Drop Off Point in Onrus River!!

Old, broken or unwanted Electronics are 95% recyclable!

> Protect the environment from e-waste pollution by recycling old electronic devices.

14/03/2011

pictures/old, broken electronics are recyclable.gif 

For your convenience you can now drop off your e-waste for recycling in Onrus River (perfect if you live on the Whale Coast, in the Overberg area or are simply passing through to the beach for some whale watching...)

The NEW ECYCLE DROP OFF POINT for e-waste is located at:
> DAYTECH Computer Services, Shop 3 / The Optimum Centre,10 Main Road, Onrus River

See our drop off page for more details as well as contact information and maps showing you how to get your e-waste to us for recycling.

Did you know that M&E Electronics in Hermanus is also involved and helping collect e-waste for ECYCLE to recycle in the Overberg? (Click here for more details)

Spread the word, spread the message, save our planet...

 


ECYCLE has a new E-Waste Recycle Drop Off Point in Lakeside (between Cape Town's Southern Suburbs and the Southern Peninsula)!!

Help keep electronic waste from growing.

Spread the word, spread the message, save our planet...

14/01/2011

help keep electronic waste from growing  

It's a NEW YEAR and ECYCLE is starting it with a
a NEW DROP OFF POINT!!!
So e-waste recycling in the SOUTHERN SUBURBS has just got a whole lot easier and more convenient. Now you can drop off your e-waste for recycling in Lakeside (ideally located between the southern suburbs and the southern peninsula - oh, and perfect for you to drop off that e-waste... on the way to the beach for your morning surf or tan...)

The NEW ECYCLE DROP OFF POINT for e-waste is located at:
> VANTRU COMPUTING, Shop 5A / Lakeside Centre, Main Road, Lakeside

See our drop off page for more details as well as contact information and maps showing you how to get your e-waste to us for recycling.

Did you know that eR Rescue in Claremont is also involved and helping collect e-waste for ECYCLE to recycle in Cape Town’s Southern suburbs? (Click here for more details)

If you know anyone living in the Southern Peninsula / Southern Suburbs of Cape Town please share this news with them.

> Protect the environment from e-waste pollution by recycling old electronic devices.


ECYCLE wishes you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

16/12/2010

Seasons Greetings 2010

With the year drawing to an end the ECYCLE team would like to thank you for your support in our second year of business.

We wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a good start into the new year!

We look forward to serving you in 2011!

You can make a difference - Together we can recycle e-waste responsibly, taking care of our environment and helping heal our beautiful earth.

Season’s greetings,

The ECYCLE team

PS: Please take note of our holidays

ECYCLE will be closed until Monday 3rd January 2011 


 

e-waste DAY !!! Open Day at ECYCLE : 6 November 2010

Come and see how we recycle your electronic waste and have a sneak peek behind the scenes...

01/11/2010

Protect the environment from e-waste pollution by recycling old electronic devices. 

Protect the environment from toxic pollution. RECYCLE E-WASTE.

hi WORLD!

 

ECYCLE is having an E-WASTE open DAY !!! and you are invited!

 

> Come and see how we recycle your e-waste and have a sneak peek behind the scenes...

 

> Bring any old broken or unused electric and electronic waste (e-waste) the computers gathering dust, the cellphone you dropped in the bath, the laptop your neighbour's Rottweiler chewed…...

And drop it off at the event so that we can recycle it for you!

 

> Braai from 12.00 onwards - we'll have the fire, you bring whatever you want to braai (alcohol free event)  

 

PLS SPREAD THE WORD.

We'd love to see you!

 

 

Date:

Saturday, 6 November

 

Time:

9:00am - 2:00pm

 

Location:

ECYCLE

12 Rectangle Street

Paarl, South Africa

click here for a map

PS. See our facebook page for more info

Spread the word, spread the message, save our planet... 


ECYCLE has 2 new E-Waste Recycle Drop Off Points in Cape Town's Northern Suburbs!!

Protect the environment from e-waste pollution by recycling old electronic devices.

Spread the word, spread the message, save our planet...

25/10/2010

 

Protect the environment from e-waste pollution by recycling old electronic devices.

ECYCLE Electronic Recycling has 2 new DROP OFF POINTS!!! So e-waste recycling in the NORTHERN SUBURBS has just got a whole lot easier and more convenient. Now you can drop off your e-waste for recycling in Welgelegen or Goodwood - you get to choose which side of the N1 you want to go :)

The NEW ECYCLE DROP OFF POINTS for e-waste are located at:
> GRAPHE · Tygerdal Solid Waste Drop Off Site · Oranje Way
· Tygerdal / Goodwood


> GRAPHE · Welgelegen Solid Waste Drop Off Site · Akademie
Street · Welgelegen

See our drop off page for more details as well as contact information and maps showing you how to get your e-waste to us for recycling.

Did you know that Kenridge Primary School and N.G. Kerk Durbanville-Bergsig in Durbanville are also involved and helping collect e-waste for ECYCLE to recycle in Cape Town’s Northern suburbs. (Click here for more details)

If you know anyone living in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town please share this news with them.

Spread the word, spread the message, save our planet... 


Public e-Waste Collection & Info event on 1 September 2010

SPRING is around the corner ECYCLE will help you spring clean by recycling your e-waste!

26/08/2010

Spring is on our doorstep and that means that the annual spring cleaning is due to start in houses, offices, gardens and garages everywhere… To coincide with this ECYCLE, as member of the e-Waste Alliance, will be joining the Public e-Waste Collection on 1 September 2010! So come on Cape Town, clean out those  garages and offices of all the old broken or unused electric and electronic waste (e-waste) the computers gathering dust, the cellphone you dropped in the bath, the laptop your neighbour's Rottweiler chewed…  And drop it off at the event so that we can recycle it for you! Cleaning out old clutter leaves space for you to breathe and actually energises and by recycling junk you help the environment and make the world safer and healthier place for our children to grow up in.

 

Happy Spring Cleaning!  

& See you at the Public e-Waste Collection & Info event

> on 1 September 2010

> at Jeffares & Green Building 14 Central Square Pinelands, Cape Town

> (click for map)  

 

 

Read more about the Public e-Waste Collection event here:

 

The following article appeared in Cape Business News on 24 August 2010.

 

Calls For e-Waste Collection

The e-Waste Alliance in partnership with the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) Western Cape Branch and Jeffares & Green Consulting Engineers will be hosting its first public e-waste collection and information event on 01 September 2010.

 

The public – households and businesses - are encouraged to bring their e-Waste to the Jeffares & Green offices in Pinelands (14 Central Square).”

 

Susanne Dittke, e-Waste Alliance coordinator said, “the e-Waste that is collected will be re-furbished, repaired and re-used where possible, and recycled if not. All materials will be handled according to integrated waste management principles and in the most environmentally safe manner.”

 

What exactly is e-Waste? The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) provides a few answers and insights – e-Waste is any unwanted electrical equipment such as computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, toasters, microwaves, or any other electrical or electronic goods or direct parts thereof.

 

e-Waste is either forgotten and stored away in cupboards, or discarded in ways where it lands up on our landfills. The fear is then that poisons that are found in e-Waste can leak into the earth and water tables, which in a cycle, can always come back to us in various forms that we ingest, be it through water or air”.

 

Our e-Waste contains precious metals which are toxic and classed as hazardous. The most common being Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic, but there are many more that are abundant. Lead found in old TV screens, batteries and circuit boards, causes vomiting, diarrhoea, coma and even death. In young people it can also cause nerve, blood and even brain disorder. Mercury from Fluorescent lamps and LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) is linked to brain and liver damage. Cadmium is found in Rechargeable batteries, old TV screens and monitors, and even printer ink and toner cartridges. Cadmium damages the kidneys and lungs, and may also be linked to osteoporosis. Arsenic is linked to skin disease and nerve damage, as well as in some chronic exposure, Lung cancer.

 

Years ago Asbestos was a silent killer, and when educated about it, the global community reacted and banished its use and started plans to remove it from buildings and clothing. It’s taken for granted that every day Electronic goods are there to make our lives easier, but people are not aware of all the dangers that lurk inside it. What we now know can save us in the future; we need to have greater preventative maintenance now instead of having to find a cure later on.

 

The e-Waste Alliance, a collaborative effort of Capetonian businesses was borne from the need to safely manage e-waste. “The equipment will be reused if at all possible. Our companies donate a number of PCs to schools, NGOs and community members in need; the rest are typically sold into low-income households or to small entrepreneurs. If your old equipment can’t be fixed, we’ll make sure that it will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.” Dittke indicated.


ECYCLE has a new E-Waste Recycle Drop Off Point in Claremont / Cape Town!!

21/07/2010

EWaste Rescue, Claremont

ECYCLE proudly presents a new drop off point for e-waste recycling in Claremont in the southern suburbs of Cape Town! Bring your e-waste to eR eWaste Rescue in Claremont and ECYCLE will recycle it for free - it's that easy!

ECYCLE has partnered with eR eWaste Rescue in Claremont to promote the recycling of e-waste (electric & electronic waste). This partnership provides the opportunity to the public to responsibly dispose of their e-waste by conveniently dropping off their e-waste (e.g. computers, phones, video machines etc.) @ eR eWaste Rescue in Claremont for recycling. ECYCLE collects the e-waste from the drop off point and recycles it.

ECYCLE and eR eWaste Rescue are both  members of the e-Waste Alliance. eR eWaste Rescue refurbishes (rescues and repairs) e-waste for reuse. The refurbished items (especially computers) are sold to lower income groups - thereby making computers more readily available to people who would not be able to afford them otherwise. ECYCLE recycles the e-waste that is beyond repair and cannot be refurbished for reuse. We also supply eR with used computer parts needed for refurbishing.

You REDUCE > eR e-Waste Rescue refurbishes for REUSE > and ECYCLE will RECYCLE!

You will find the new ECYCLE drop off point at:

eR eWaste Rescue

122 Lansdowne Road

Claremont

phone: 021 671 6177

> HOW YOU CAN HELP

Bring your e-waste to eR eWaste Rescue in Claremont and ECYCLE will recycle it for free!

(click eR eWaste Rescue for more info)


ECYCLE supports Bafana Bafana with a recycled vuvuzela!!!

11/06/2010

ecycle supports bafana bafana with recycled vuvuzela 

With the blow of a self built vuvuzela (made out of a reused / recycled plastic-pipe, naturally) the ECYCLE team in Paarl demonstrated our support for the Bafana Bafana team by raising the South African flag on the ECYCLE collection van before the opening of the Word Cup and Bafana’s first match on Friday 11 June 2010.

"We are all aware that it is a huge honour to play in a World Cup on home soil; not many players have had such a privilege. We are also aware of the task that lies ahead. For us, the World Cup is our priority, it's our biggest goal.  We need to represent our country with pride," Aaron Mokoena, South Africa captain.

We are proud of South Africa, we are proud to be South Africans, we are very proud to be hosting the World Cup here in our beautiful country, and we are very very proud of our team Bafana Bafana!!! According to a very recent poll 60% of ECYCLE's staff predict South Africa winning the tournament. We are 100% behind you Bafana Bafana, do us proud!!! "Ayoba, Mzansi!" ("Awesome, South Africa!")

 


World Environmental Day 2010   World Environment Day: 5 June 2010 

Every year people all over the world celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June.  The theme for 2010 is:  Many Species. One Planet. One Future. The focus being on biodiversity. (Click here to learn about Biodiversity). World Environment Day (WED) 2010 is aimed to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action.

Join the world wide celebration of positive action for the environment

What will you do for World Environment Day 2010? We call for action – organize a neighborhood clean-up, call ECYCLE to recycle e-waste from your home or office, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, plant a tree or better yet organize a collective tree planting effort, walk to work, start a recycling drive,  . . . the possibilities are endless!

Click here for more great TIPS to “Easily Green Your Daily Routine”

 


ECYCLE at UCT e-waste project launch

09/04/2010

UCT e-waste project launch

In line with their Green Campus Action Plan the University of Cape Town (UCT) launched a project on Friday 9 April to remove redundant and unneeded equipment that contain electronic components (e-waste) from the campus. UCT is also a member of e-WASA (the e-Waste Association of South Africa) and has joined in partnership with e-Waste Alliance, a Cape Town based Non Profit Organisation, for this project . ECYCLE together with our partners in the e-Waste Alliance united under a “big green tent” on UCT's central Jameson Plaza and provided information around e-waste to students, UCT staff and the public. University staff and students were invited to bring any e-waste along, while ECYCLE dismantled donated equipment on the spot to show how it's done.

Despite the rainy and windy conditions quite a few by-passers took the opportunity to get rid of their e-waste and ask questions concerning recycling e-waste. A news team from the Cape Argus also found their way to the “big green tent” and ECYCLE was in the Cape Argus on Monday 12 April!

> ECYCLE in the press (click to read the newspaper article here)

 


ECYCLE E-Waste Recycle Drop Off Point opens in Hermanus!

15/03/2010

ECYCLE proudly presents a new drop off point for e-waste recycling in Hermanus! Bring your e-waste to M&E Electronics in Hermanus and ECYCLE will recycle it for free - it's that easy!

ECYCLE has partnered with M&E Electronics in Hermanus to promote the recycling of e-waste (electric & electronic waste). This partnership provides the opportunity to the public to responsibly dispose of their e-waste by conveniently dropping off their e-waste (e.g. computers, phones, video machines etc.) @ M&E Electronics in Hermanus for recycling. ECYCLE collects the e-waste from the drop off point free of charge to recycle it.

You will find the new ECYCLE drop off point at:

M&E Electronics TV Radio and DVD Repairs

3 Mitchell Street

Hermanus

phone: 028 312 4296

> HOW YOU CAN HELP

Bring your e-waste to M&E Electronics in Hermanus and ECYCLE will recycle it for free!

 


ECYCLE wishes you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

21/12/2009

merry Christmas from ecycle 2009

With the year drawing to an end the ECYCLE team would like to thank you for your support in our first year of business.

We wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a good start into the new year!

We look forward to serving you in 2010!

You can make a difference - Together we can recycle e-waste responsibly, taking care of our environment and helping heal our beautiful earth.

Season’s greetings,

The ECYCLE team

PS: Please take note of our holidays

ECYCLE will be closed from:

Friday18th December 2009 until Monday 4th January 2010


Year End Celebration

18/12/2009

ECYCLE Year End Braai 2009

Friday afternoon we at ECYCLE took off and fired the braai to celebrate the end of our very first year. Together we have achieved a lot in a short time and we are looking forward into the next year with new challenges to come.

But for now, there is nothing better than to sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the sunshine and a grilled wors after a hard year's work!

 


ECYCLE at Drakenstein Festival of Lights 2009 in Paarl

24/11/2009

Drakenstein Festival of Lights

The Drakenstein Festival of Lights 2009 goes environmental friendly and ECYCLE is joining in on the fun!

This year the planning committee decided to use the festival as a platform to involve the public and communicate environmental issues and raise awareness on the new laws of separating waste. You will find ECYCLE at the festival of lights in Paarl on 4 and 5 December 2009 where we will be informing festival-goers firsthand about the recycling of electric and electronic waste (e-waste) at our own interactive stand. We will be showing you what happens with your old computers, cell phones, printers, vacuum cleaners etc. when they reach ECYCLE for recycling. Conveniently the ECYCLE stand will also double as a drop off point for e-waste.

If you have any e-waste (old/broken household appliances, consumer electronics or computer & office equipment) that you would like to dispose of responsibly, just bring it along and hand it in directly at our stall at the festival – we will recycle your e-waste for you.

So, grab your family, pack in any e-waste and hit the festival!

See you there!

 


E-waste recycling @ Bridge House School/Franschhoek

04/11/2009

ECYCLE has partnered with Bridge House School in Franschhoek to promote the recycling of e-waste (electric & electronic waste).

The partnership with Bridge House School is a pilot project in cooperating with local schools in terms of recycling of e-waste – e.g. supporting school recycling projects, assisting in the education of learners about the recycling of e-waste/ recovering of materials, as well as providing a free recycling service for the school’s e-waste.

This partnership provides the opportunity to all Bridge House pupils and their families to responsibly dispose of their e-waste by conveniently dropping off their e-waste (e.g. computers, phones, video machines etc.) @ the IT Department for recycling. ECYCLE collects the e-waste from the school free of charge to recycle it.

We hope that many more schools will follow in partnering as well!!!

Bridge House School, Franschhoek

> HOW YOU CAN HELP

Do you know of a school that has any e-waste that they wish to dispose of in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner? Please contact us and ECYCLE will gladly collect any e-waste for recycling purposes at no cost to the school.


ECYCLE supports Planting Season!

08/10/2009

What is Planting Season all about and why is ECYCLE supporting it?

20 March 2010 will mark the Autumn Equinox and Planting Season requests that a million South Africans plant an organic vegetable on the day. Imagine 1,000,000 South Africans uniting on a single day to plant an organic vegetable in their home or office!

Not only will this be great fun, it will also be good for your garden, good for your health, good for your state of mind, good for the economy, enlightening to the children (especially if you get them to participate!), make you feel closer to God and nature and it will be a major move towards self sufficiency, as well as a step towards saving our beautiful planet earth. Not even to mention the joys of picking that first self grown tomato or aubergine – and then indulging in a feast of great taste... mmm...

Because the environment, humanity, great food and having fun are all important to us, ECYCLE is participating in this great event! Why don’t you join in too? Together we'll make the world a greener place!!!

 


Our first drop-off-point opens in Paarl

17/08/2009

On Monday, 17 August 2009 ECYCLE's first drop off point for electric or electronic waste (e-waste) opened in Paarl! This means that the public can conveniently drop off their e-waste at any time during the week. The drop off point is located in Nordyk Park, 12 Rectangle Street, Hugenuot/Paarl (click here to see a map: google maps). The opening times are Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 17:00.  You can contact our proud new Boland District Manager, Laurentius Fullard at 073 323 8610, fax at 086 694 8021 or email at laurentius@ecycle.co.za.

The ECYCLE collection service is also up and running!

    Rectangle Street 12, Paarl


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