Scipher’s vision is to become Australia’s leader in ESG urban mining through the recycling and recovery of valuable metals and materials sourced from e-waste and other complementary waste streams.
Scipher Technology adds additional value through IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services, including IT asset recovery and data destruction.
E-waste is electrical and electronic equipment or products that connect to a power plug or battery and that has become obsolete or broken, disposed of or reached its end of useful life. E-waste can contain valuable components that can be recovered and re-introduced to the economic cycle.
Urban mining is a term that originated in Japan in the 1980s, and is the practice of extracting valuable metals and materials from e-waste and other waste streams (e.g. solar panels). E-waste is a complex waste stream that requires advanced technology and knowhow for the recovery of its valuable fractions. Urban miners play a key role in contributing to environmental sustainability, supporting the circular economy, creating jobs and meeting a number of environmental, social, governance (ESG) and sustainable development goals (SDG’s).