E-waste is a type of waste that tends to pile up in dusty rooms and workshops of many businesses, relegated to the too-hard basket. That’s where clever Queensland social enterprise Substation33 comes in – not only relieving local businesses and households of their e-waste but re-purposing it into useful new products.

Substation33 is located in the suburb of Kingston in the Logan Shire. It opened in 2013 as an electronic waste recycling centre, providing a workplace where volunteers and employees can gain confidence and skills for the transition to sustainable employment.

More recently, the enterprise has been making the news with its new Innovation Lab, where it’s using e-waste to design and develop a number of brilliant products for commercial, social and educational purposes.