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Publications archive - Waste and recycling


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Computer and Peripherals Material Project

Prepared by Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment Group
for Environment Australia
October 2001
ISBN 0642547734


Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe (2000) Plastics Recovery from Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment in Non-Ferrous Metal Processes, prepared by FE Mark and T Lehner for APME, Brussels

Australian Conservation Foundation (1996) The Environmental Impact of Paper-Consuming Office Technologies in Australia, prepared by JG Pickin for the Australian Conservation Foundation, Melbourne

American Plastics Council (2000) Plastics from Residential Electronics Recycling: Report 2000, American Plastics Council, Arlington

Apple,, 10/5/01

Australian Bureau of Statistics (1999) Manufacturing Production: Commodities Produced 1997-98, ABS Publication 8365.0, Sydney

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2000) Business Use of Information Technology, Australia, ABS Publication 8129.0, Sydney

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2000) Government Use of Information Technology, Australia, ABS Publication 8119.0, Sydney

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2000) International Merchandise Trade: December Quarter 2000, ABS Publication 5422.0, Sydney

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2000) Information Technology, Australia, ABS Publication 8126.0, Sydney

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2000) Use of Information Technology on Farms, Australia, ABS Publication 8150.0, Sydney

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2001) Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, ABS Publication 8146.0, Sydney

Braue D (2001) PC Market Malaise Claims First Scalp, Sydney Morning Herald, 4/9/01

Canon Inc,, 11/7/01

CCRED (1998) Potential Markets for CRTs and Plastics from Electronics Demanufacturing, Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development, University of Massachusetts, Chelsea

Center for Environmental Communications (1999) End-of-Life Electronic Equipment Pilot Collection Program Summary Report: Alachua County, Florida, Center for Environmental Communications, Andover

Centre for Design at RMIT (1996) Short Circuiting Waste from Electrical and Electronic Products, RMIT, Melbourne

Commission of the European Communities (2000) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, European Union, Brussels

Commission of the European Communities (2000) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, European Union, Brussels

Dell Computer Corporation,, 10/7/01

Dell Computer Corporation (1999) Dell Environmental Progress Report 1999-2000, Dell, Round Rock, Texas

Department of Primary Industries & Energy (1994) Energy Performance Standards and Energy Labelling for Industrial and Commercial Equipment, prepared by Energetics Pty Ltd and George Wilkenfeld & Associates for the Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra

Department of Public Works and Services (2001) ITS 2000 - Personal Computer Hardware, Tender documents

Electronic Industries Alliance (2000) The Evolution of Materials Used in Personal Computers, EIA, USA

eMachines Inc,, 17/7/01

Environment Australia (2001) Developing a Product Stewardship Strategy for Electrical & Electronic Appliances in Australia: Discussion Paper, Environment Australia, Canberra

Environment Canada (2000) Information Technology & Telecommunication Waste in Canada, Environment Canada, Ottawa

EPA (2000) Waste from Electrical & Electronic Equipment: A South Australian Perspective, prepared by Ö Göl, C Heidenrich and A Nafalski for EPA, Dept for Environment & Heritage, Adelaide

Environmental Choice Program,, 11/7/01

European Environmental Bureau (2001) Towards Waste-Free Electrical and Electronic Equipment, EEB, Brussels

Florida Center for Solid & Hazardous Waste Management (1999) Characterization of Lead Leachability from Cathode Ray Tubes Using the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure, Florida CSHWM, Gainsville

Fujitsu,, 10/7/01

Gateway,, 11/7/01

German Federal Environmental Agency (2000) Statement of the German Federal Environmental Agency Concerning the Ecotoxicology of Liquid Crystals in Liquid Crystal Displays, August 2000,, 15/10/01

Hewlett-Packard,, 11/7/01

IBIS Business Information Pty Ltd (1999) C2841 Computer and Business Machine Manufacturing, IBIS, Sydney

IBM,, 11/5/01

IDC Australia, IDC Pulse,, 22/5/01

Krause T (2001) Design for Environment: A Last Will and Testament for Scrap Electronics, Resource Recycling, March 2001

Lexmark International Inc,, 17/7/01

MACREDO (2000) End of Life Computer & Electronics Recovery: Policy Options for the Mid-Atlantic States, MACREDO, Philadelphia

Matthews HS, McMichael FC, Hendrickson CT & Hart DJ (1997) Disposition and End-of-Life Options for Personal Computers, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance, Journal of the Office of Environmental Assistance,, 11/5/01

Monchamp A, Evans H, Nardone J, Wood S, Proch E & Wagner T (2001) Cathode Ray Tube Manufacturing and Recycling: Analysis of Industry Survey, Electronic Industries Alliance, Arlington

Murphy CF, Dillon PS & Pitts GE (2001) Economic and Logistical Modelling for Regional Processing and Recovery of Engineering Thermoplastics, Proceedings of 2001 International Symposium on Electronics & the Environment, May 2001, Denver

NEC Corporation,, 11/7/01

OECD (2001) Environmentally Sound Management of Used and Scrap Personal Computers (PCs), OECD, Paris

Office of Information Technology (2001) Minister's Message - A Message from the Hon. Kim Yeadon, 9/7/01

Price, JL (1999) Reclaiming End-of-Life Cathode Ray Tubes & Electronics: A Florida Update, Florida Dept of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee

Ricoh Co Ltd,, 11/7/01

Seiko Epson Corporation,, 17/7/01

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (2001) Poison PCs and Toxic TVs, SVTC, California

Toshiba,, 11/7/01

US EPA (1999) Analysis of Five Community Consumer/Residential Collections: End of Life Electronic & Electrical Equipment, US EPA, Bethesda

US EPA (1999) Computer Display Industry and Technology Profile, prepared by Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation for US EPA, Washington DC

US EPA (2000) Electronic Reuse & Recycling Infrastructure Development in Massachusetts, prepared by Massachusetts Dept of Environmental Protection for US EPA, Boston

US EPA (2000) WasteWise Update: Electronics Reuse & Recycling, US EPA, Washington DC

US EPA (2001) Computers, E-Waste, and Product Stewardship: Is California Ready for the Challenge, prepared by Global Futures Foundation for US EPA, San Francisco

Victorian Government Purchasing Board (2000) Victorian Government Purchasing Board Annual Report 1999-2000, published by Procurement Branch, Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria

World Information Technology and Services Alliances (2000) Digital Planet 2000: The Global Information Economy, WITSA, USA

Xerox Corporation,, 11/7/01

Young A (2001) WTO and Integrated Product Policy: Trade Law Implications for the Use of Product Policy Instruments to Reduce the Risk of Exposure and Harm from Hazardous Substances in the Life Cycle of Personal Computers, Journal of Cleaner Production 9 (2001) 297-311