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..
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..
Our environment is continuously 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..
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..
Upgrading your computer something you will consider when you think your PC is not working well anymore. However, you should think twice before acting. This article reveals the 3 simple..
Computer Recycling Advancement in technology continues to grow at a galloping rate, such that every year better models of computers are released. This in return renders the old models obsolete,..
Scandal continues to disrupt the electronics recycling industry – again the result of unscrupulous activity from trusted industry players. And when such a scandal hits, it’s usually accompanied by a..
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Western Laboratory was presented the Federal Green Challenge award at the DEA National Lab Directors Conference on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The award was in..
Addressing Our Growing E-Waste Problem We all know by now that reducing waste, reusing everyday items for other purposes, and recycling components of our waste is better for our struggling..
As an exercise aimed at promoting environmental awareness and the beneficial effects of electronic product recycling, the United States Environmental Protection Agency launched the Federal Green Challenge program to all..
A German recycling company, ALBA Integrated Waste Solutions, recently won a $550 million contract to construct and run Hong Kong’s first e-recycling center. Awarded by the Hong Kong Environmental Protection..
E-waste is a term used for electronic products and computers that are thrown out, including laptops, tablets, printers, phones, game consoles, televisions, and DVD players, to name a few. Over..
In an effort to curb the growing electronic waste problem, Illinois recently passed legislation requiring an increase in the volume of electronic waste that manufacturers are mandated to recycle. As..
In elementary school, you may have heard the phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” With current rates of sustainability, this phrase may become more relevant than chanting the phrase in a third..