The high turnover of electronic equipment has many businesspeople wondering how to recycle old electronics in a secure and lawful way. Indeed, this is a question that is worth spending..
Data breaches can affect companies and organizations of every size and across every industry. In 2011, Sony’s PlayStation network was hacked in what would become the worst data breach throughout..
Uber revolutionized the taxicab industry in 2009, but it wasn’t until late 2016 that it succumbed to one of the largest data breaches in the world. Unfortunately for Uber, its..
Foamed polystyrene – also known as Styrofoam – is a thermoplastic material used in countless everyday applications, but is Styrofoam recyclable? Foamed polystyrene is a lightweight plastic that’s essentially part..
It’s easy for vintage enthusiasts to wax lyrical about the “vintage” chunky, boxy TVs of yesteryear – until they remember the picture quality. Despite daily use, no-one wanted the enormous..
Electronic devices have become an integral part of how we live, more so, our small, portable, and smart mobile phones that we carry everywhere we go. In fact, there were..
We use computers for everything: work, shopping, accounting, communication and even gaming. Rapid advances in computer technology guarantee that there will always be a better and faster device just around..
Regardless of the kind of hard drive you use – magnetic hard drive disks or solid-state drives – knowing how to destroy a hard drive correctly is critical for the..
Recovering Valuable Resources and Minimizing Harm: How to Recycle Computers the Environmentally-Friendly Way
Do you know how many computers are discarded every year in the United States alone? Recent figures estimate that the figure is up to 20 million annually, and this is..
It used to be the case that motor vehicles were the worst culprit for rapidly becoming obsolete. But these days, that new car feeling seems to last a lifetime compared..
Did you know that, on average, each American household contains 24 electronic devices and gadgets? And with technology developing at an unprecedented rate and our lust for gadgets and electronics..
Computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, e-readers: Americans can’t get enough of technology. Technology is developing at an almost unbelievable rate, and we are eager to jump on each new device..
An IT asset management plan dictates how IT assets are to be handled throughout their useful life and mandates the procedures that should be put in place to properly sanitize..
What a difference two decades can make! It was less than twenty years ago that computers were sometimes a luxury and sometimes a novelty. Schools often had one computer per..
The Cost and Prevalence of Medical Data Breaches Research based on data from 2009 until 2016 suggests that the cost of medical data breaches has reached $363 per record, according..
Most people have a dead battery or two in their junk drawers and they probably don’t know how to dispose of batteries. Batteries are an important and reliable daily source..
You should never just dispose of electronics in the trash. Electronic waste from computers and peripheral equipment such as CPUs, laptops, PDAs and networking systems contain potentially harmful components such..
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produce over 200 million tons of trash annually. Out of this, 75% is recyclable yet we only recycle, through recycling programs, about..
The past few years have transformed the IT landscape and organizations now are faced with the challenge of dealing with mounting e-waste. As a result, the services of IT asset..
Over one-third of the organizations in the US lack active policies for the destruction of confidential data and information. And according to a study by the Ponemon Institute, more than..
Today’s business environment is faster than ever – and the use of effective business intelligence software to manage huge amounts of data gathered has never been as important as now...
What is ITAD? IT Asset Disposition, or ITAD, is the process of recycling and disposing of old electronic equipment and other IT resources in an organization using practices that are..
With banks handling so much data, maintaining information security via a data destruction policy is quickly becoming an integral part of their operations. Financial and banking organizations are bound by..
Data breach is quickly becoming a headache for us while we take giant leaps in terms of technology, which is why data shredding is a rising star in the war..
Ethical data destruction has become an important tool that effectively safeguards your organization against data breaches originating from storage devices. But what if the company shredding your data misuses the information?..
Information Technology (IT) is the driver of the new world and data is its currency, but there’s a number of data destruction myths that may be leaving your business open..
As companies create new proprietary technologies, what happens to the obsolete electronic devices such as defective toys, proprietary technology, defective gadgets, cell phones, and more? How can you be sure..
Faced with the need to destroy tape media? In most organizations, backup tapes contain confidential information that can cause security risk when not properly destroyed. If not, at some point..
With so much of the data controlled by doctors and hospitals on electronic devices, including mobile devices, desktop computers, servers, and in the cloud, the security of that data is..
Computers and laptops are becoming obsolete faster than ever before. As we move more of our personal data onto computers, criminals are using the content left over on our old..
The internet has revolutionized our lives in many positive ways, but just like a double edged sword, it has a dark side. Personal privacy can be compromised, leaving you, your..
The EPA, Department of Toxic Substances Controls and other authorities are taking e-waste very seriously as corporations from at&t to Wells Fargo and recently Comcast are finding themselves at the..
You can make money from IT asset disposition (ITAD) and create revenue-generating ITAD from equipment liquidation by retiring your decommissioned hardware & technology assets with a certified ITAD vendor. You..
To dispose of light bulbs, it’s simple: Incandescent bulbs can be thrown in the black trash bin, but fluorescent, compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs must be..
Protecting American citizens, the military and public health is of great concern to the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling. The goal of this company is to support responsible electronics recycling..
In an effort to incorporate “sustainable” lifestyle practices in the home, and work towards a greener environment for generations to come, many homeowners have turned to energy efficient lighting. Replacement..
Did you know only about 10 percent of cell phones get recycled? Sure, recycling has become a part of our everyday lives, with catchphrases such as “reduce, reuse, recycle” fast..
All too often the chaos of the classroom takes priority over chores such as rubbish collection and recycling. The poor janitor can’t accommodate elaborate recycling requirements on top of the..
Ever looked in your trash can and asked yourself: “What if I could get paid for all this stuff. Surely someone can do something with it!” Well, you’re right. All..
The proliferation of electronic devices during the 1990s created a hazardous waste epidemic within the United States. In 1997, a 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to combat the growing public health..
Mobile phones are the most useful and trendy gadgets available nowadays. A mobile phone can be a way to connect offline (via text messaging or via voice call) and online..
Gadgets are a trend that never goes out of style. Every month new models of cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices flood the news and attract consumers. People become so..
Did you know that U.S. consumers throw away approximately 400 million units of electronic equipment every year, TV sets included? Just like any other electronic, a TV set contains harmful..
You have a laptop, right? But, you plan to buy a new one. Before you do, consider recycling your old laptop. With respect to recycling old laptops, this blog will..
Plastic is rapidly transforming our world allowing us to manufacture cheap, durable products at a scale never thought possible. Of the many products we use in our daily lives you’d..
Our environment is facing destruction every single day due to abusive human practices that are not good for our planet. We need to change our ways if we want to..