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Arman Sadeghi

The author of The Business Bible and the founder of All Green Electronics Recycling. Arman earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley and attended Harvard Medical School. He is a keynote speaker and a passionate advocate for data security and responsible recycling.

The Smartphone E-Waste Epidemic [Infographic]

  Find out why the growing e-waste numbers are a concern and what to do about it. What is E-Waste and why you should be concerned about putting a lid on the growing E-Waste numbers.   Click here to see the large version   1. Smart Phone Numbers Smartphone usage is on a rapid rise – 163 million…

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E-Waste Recycling Process

Have you ever wondered how the e-waste recycling process works? The act of recycling is a process that starts with us, as individuals. Every recyclable item is put through this process, and the process that is used for recycling glass, paper and plastic is different from the e-waste recycling process. The e-waste recycling process is a tad bit…

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How to Degauss a Hard Drive

Do you know how to degauss a hard drive? Degaussing a hard-drive is a little bit more complicated than just erasing all of the data like when you format a hard drive. The process of degaussing includes decreasing and/or eliminating the remnant magnetic field to ensure secure data destruction before recycling as part of an approved e-waste recycling…

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How to Recycle Electronics

Although many people out there know about recycling in general, there are still a lot of people who do not how to recycle electronics. There’s a difference in the way paper, glass and plastic is recycled and the way computers, televisions and printers are recycled. If you happen to be one of the many people out there who…

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How to Dispose of a Printer

Responsible disposable of our electronic products is very important, not only for our environment, but also for our health. Do you know how to dispose of a printer properly and responsibly? How to Dispose of a Printer That No Longer Works If you happen to be the owner of a printer that is no longer working and is…

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How to Get Rid of Old Computers

Would you like some ideas on how to get rid of old computers responsibly? These days technology is so popular, it’s no longer just the computer geeks who end up with more than one or two of them lying around the house. With new and more advanced computer models coming out pretty much every week, it can be…

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Recycling Computer Parts

waste (a.k.a. e-waste) is on the rise and is becoming an issue all across the globe. The problem is worse in developing countries than it is in developed countries, like the United States, but people and countries around the world are being negatively impacted by this issue. Recycling our e-waste is the best way to reduce the enormous…

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What Is a CRT TV?

What is a CRT TV? A CRT television is a type of television that was most widely used back before the invention of the flat screen television. CRT stands for cathode ray tube. There are actually a number of different types of cathode ray tubes, but they all are similar in many ways. Some ITAD vendors will actually…

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Where to Recycle Electronics

Not everyone knows where to recycle electronics. Electronics waste (aka e-waste) is on the rise. It is becoming such an important issue that new laws and regulations are being made in an effort to try and reduce the amount of it. So do you know where to recycle electronics? If you do, that’s great, but if you are…

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Where to Sell Old Electronics

Do you know where to sell old electronics? Technology is advancing at an astronomical rate these days, it seems. And although this can be very thrilling and exciting, there is also a huge downside to it that seems to be becoming a bigger problem all across the globe. The good news is you can actually be part of…

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Where To Recycle Old TVs ?

Did you know that some regions, even states currently ban televisions and other electronic waste from being dumped in landfills? If you are looking into where to recycle old TVs, consider returning them to the manufacturer. Manufactures | Where to Recycle Old TVs   If you are wondering where to recycle old TVs, look no further than Sony.…

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The E-waste Pickup Process

The e-waste pick up process consists of a few steps: collection, sorting, data destruction and reuse. Electronic waste (e-waste) is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. E-waste is defined as any used electronic devise that we no longer need. When we throw our e-waste away, we send it to the landfills, where it accumulates for years.…

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Waste Management Definition

A good waste management definition can be summed up neatly in one sentence. It can be defined as “the generation, prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse and residual disposition of solid wastes.” Solid waste differs, ranging from municipal (including residential waste, commercial waste and institutional waste) to agricultural to special waste (waste created through health care, sewage and…

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Where Can I Recycle Old TVs?

Are you interested in finding out where you can recycle old TVs? Having older style cathode ray tube televisions in your home can be hazardous for children. If this CRT television is not correctly secured, they can tip over and hurt smaller kids. If this is not a good enough reason to recycle your old TV, consider that…

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Are Bottle Caps Recyclable

Are bottle caps recyclable? So you want to do your part to help the earth, but you don’t know if bottle caps are recyclable? This article will tell you what you need to know about recycling bottle caps. There are two types of bottle caps – the caps on plastic bottles, and metallic caps on beer bottles and…

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Are CD Cases Recyclable and How Can I Use Them?

In a nutshell, CD cases can be recycled, but doing so may be trickier than you might suspect. The cases of compact disks are comprised of polystyrene, or plastic number 6. Many times, you cannot simply leave old CD cases at your curb to be picked up by your town’s recycling, so check with your area before you…

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Are Packing Peanuts Recyclable ?

Packing peanuts are comprised of expanded polystyrene, which is also called EPS or plastic number six. While packing peanuts technically can be recycled, they are light weight, and there is a large transport cost for these items. “Most curbside programs do not accept the material and you may have limited recycling options locally.” Packing peanuts are color coated…

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Are Ziploc Bags Recyclable ?

The average American family blows through five hundred Ziploc bags every year. That’s a lot of trash to be sitting around in a landfill! Are Ziploc bags recyclable, and how can we reuse them? According to Ziploc, “Yes, it’s true, Ziploc® brand bags are recyclable. Really! Just look for the bin next time you’re at your local participating…

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Electric Cars Pros and Cons

Electric cars have their pros and cons. Fairly new to the automobile industry is the electric car (EV). Some car manufactures have dedicated their craft to producing only electric vehicles, while others offer hybrid cars that are powered by electricity and gas. Popular electric cars include the Tesla Model S, the Chevrolet Volt, the Ford Focus Electric or…

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E-Waste Defined

E-Waste Definition: If you can plug it in, or if it contains chips or circuit boards, chances are its E-Waste. Products that fall under this category include televisions, computers and their monitors, scanners, printers, keyboards, lamps, calculators, clocks, phones, flashlights, digital and video cameras, answering machines, radios, VCRs, MP3 and CD players and DVD players. Kitchen equipment also…

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E-waste Problems

What is e-waste, and what are the e-waste problems? Electronic waste (e-waste) is defined in general as any used electronic devices or components that need to be disposed of properly. When we toss our laptops, batteries, light bulbs or other gadgets into the garbage, we are shipping our e-waste to landfills, where it accumulates and poses a risk…

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How to Dispose of VHS tapes

How should we dispose of VHS tapes? Although they have effectively been replaced with DVDs and digital movies, there are many many VHS tapes that need to be disposed of responsibly. For example, Denmark estimated in 2003 that twelve million tapes were sold a year in the small country alone. In the United States, a woman name Marion…

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How to Dispose of Your Printer

How do you dispose of your printer properly? If printers aren’t disposed properly, the components of the printer that contain dangerous materials are dumped into landfills or worse, burned. This causes the toxic materials to seep into the soil, emitted into the atmosphere, or enter the air as ash. The toxins are found in the toner and inked…

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The Hard Drive Destruction Process – What the Steps Are and How to DIY

When you go to recycle your computer or take it somewhere to be reused, it is important that you wipe your hard drive clean of personal data before dropping it off. This ensures that your personal information will not fall into the hands of the wrong person who could use it illegally. Other times, it is preferential to…

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The Laptop Recycling Process

“Manufacturing a desktop computer and 17-inch CRT monitor uses at least 240 kg (530 lbs) of fossil fuels, 22 kg (50 lbs) of chemicals and 1,500 kg (3,330 lbs) of water — a total of 1.8 tons (1.9 English tons) of materials — roughly the weight of a sports utility vehicle or a rhinoceros,” E-waste is increasing rapidly…

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How To Recycle Electronics

“For every million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.” How Do I Recyle Electronics? Did you know that the average American household has twenty four gadgets? Australians own thirty million cellphones alone, and in the UK, each person buys…

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Where Can I Recycle Glass – What Is It Used For

If you are a savvy consumer, you may be asking yourself “where can I recycle glass?” This article will set out not only to answer that question, but to educate you as to why glass needs to be recycled. Where Can I Recycle Glass? Why its a Good Question Did you know that in 2012 America alone “generated…

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Recycling Old TVs Responsibly

This is a guide on recycling old TVs responsibly. In today’s age, televisions are in almost every home, many times families will own multiple sets. When we choose not to responsibly dispose of our television sets, we increase air pollution, water pollution, spike greenhouse gases, and expose our children to the negative health effects of improperly disposed of…

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The Document Shredding Process and Why You Should Use It

What is the document shredding process and why should you use it? If your office uses a paper shredder on site rather than a paper shredding services, you could be causing security issues with your papers and you aren’t being environmentally friendly. If you use an office shredder on site, there is no way to be certain that…

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TV Reycling Process

“According to the EPA, recycling just one computer and one monitor is the equivalent to preventing 1.35 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from being released. The recycling of one television prevents four to eight pounds of lead from being added to the waste stream.” What is the TV Recycling Process? Older style Cathode Ray Tube televisions make…

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Why it’s Important to Recycle Electronics

Many people agree that recycling, in general, is important. So why is it that more people participate in the recycling of materials like plastics, paper and glass than the recycling of televisions, computers and other electronic devices?  It is just as important to recycle electronics as it is to recycle any other materials. Some people even argue that…

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Health Hazards of E-Waste You Didn’t Know About

Improperly disposing of  your electronic devices is a problem for the environment, but there are also many health hazards of e-waste as well. E-waste contains substances that are known to be toxic, suck as lead, cadmium, beryllium, and mercury. One of the larger health hazards of e-waste has to do with a toxic substance it contains in the form…

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Why is Recycling Important, How Does It Help Me ?

Practically every thing we use gives us the opportunity to recycle. Materials that we can recycle include clothing, biodegradable waste, batteries, electronics, garments, glass, paper, plastics and metals to name a few. Recycling is a procedure and it is comprised of three parts. The first part is collecting the surplus materials we do not need anymore and then…

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Where To Recycle Computers

Maybe you just got a new computer, or are cleaning house and are looking in to where to recycle computers. Whatever the reason may be, you’ve got a computer that needs to be recycled responsibly. This guide will show you where to recycle computers responsibly in a way that are eco-friendly, and all of the places are cheap…

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What is E-Waste ?

Proper electronic waste disposal is a topic that has been receiving more and more attention in the public’s eye recently, and you might be wondering to yourself what is e-waste? E-waste, otherwise known as electronic waste can describe any type of unwanted electrical or electronic devices. Even used electronic products that are marked off for reuse, salvage, resale…

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Types Of Recycling

Recycling is the procedure by which we take surplus materials which we no longer need and turn them into new useful products and there are many types of recycling. When we recycle, we save our raw materials, reduce the usage of our energy, cut down on air pollution and water pollution and have the opportunity to lower greenhouse…

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How To Manage E-Waste

E-waste is a serious problem that isn’t going to get better on its own. Here are some do it yourself tips on how to manage e-waste. Buy less things. Its that simple. Maybe the biggest cause of our e-waste problem is the fact that we buy things that we just don’t need. Next time you feel like you…

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How Businesses Dispose of Electronic Waste

E-waste is a growing problem in the United States. As the shelf life of electronics decreases and we are buying more and more gadgets and products, e-waste is piling up in landfills when it is disposed of improperly. In landfills, the toxics in the metals emit harmful gases and get sucked in to the soil, causing problems for…

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E-Waste Facts That May Surprise You

Is e-waste a problem in the United States? Here are some e-waste facts about our country alone.  In the year 2008, we generated 3.16 million tons of e-waste. We only recycled 13.6% or it, says the EPA. E-waste will continue to increase, as consumer electronics are developing a shorter shelf-life, and because of a societal desire to have…

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Effects of E-Waste On Our Environment

Electronics for consumers are being treated like disposable items more and more every day. One major factor causing this trend is that companies are endlessly marketing new technologies to us, which effectively render recent products as obsolete.

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E-Waste Solutions You Can Do Right Now

Electronic waste is growing in size every year. E-waste, otherwise known as electronic waste is a term to describe any unwanted electronic or electrical devices. These include office equipment, television sets, refrigerators, entertainment devices and old computers. When we are done with electronics we have four choices as to what to do with them: throw them out, donate…

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Cellular Phones Are Recycled Differently From Other Electronics

When it comes to the recycling process of our electronic waste, not all electronics are processed in exactly the same way. CRT televisions and monitors are processed differently from LCD televisions and monitors. Computers, printers and other small electronics are processed in a different way than cellular phones. So how and why are cellular phones processed differently than…

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How Electronics Recycling Impacts Our Environment

It’s a well-known fact that recycling is important for our environment. There are a lot of people around the world who participate in the recycling of materials like plastics, paper, glass and aluminum. But, what about electronic waste (aka e-waste)? How ironic is it that the same people who recycle every aluminum can, every sheet of paper, every…

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The Proper Way To Recycle Your Electronics

Do you know the proper way to recycle your electronics? There are a lot of people out there who do not, and the amount of electronics waste (aka e-waste) is climbing at an exponential rate. The best way for us to tackle this growing problem is to make more people aware of how bad the e-waste issue is…

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The True Impact of Not Recycling Old Electronics

Our electronic devices can be a highly useful and truly beneficial part of our everyday lives. We use them to connect with each other, locate information, provide us with directions and give ourselves countless hours of entertainment. Although they can sometimes cause us to live more virtual lives, they are also capable of keeping us in closer connection…

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Where Can I Shred Documents ?

Perhaps you were watching the latest news story about identity theft, glanced over at your pile of sensitive paperwork, and asked yourself where can I shred documents? Indeed securing your personal information and sensitive documents such as credit card applications is more important today than it ever was. After a quick search on the web, you might have…

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What is E-Waste and Why is It a Problem ?

This guide sets out to give you the answer to this question. Electronic waste, or e-waste can describe any type of unwanted electrical or electronic device. Even used products that are earmarked for reuse, resale, recycling or salvage can fall in to the category or e-waste. Electronics that are included in the category of ewaste include electronic office equipment,…

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How is E-Waste Recycled

E-waste is short for the term electronic waste, a word to to describe any used piece of electronic equipment that we no longer need. Ewaste becomes a health hazard when we dispose of it improperly and let it rot in landfills. The toxins contained in the electronic device’s metal parts emit harmful gases that pollute the environment and…

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How Does Recycling Help the Environment

E-waste is short for the term electronic waste, a word to to describe any used piece of electronic equipment that we no longer need. Ewaste becomes a health hazard when we dispose of it improperly and let it rot in landfills. The toxins contained in the electronic device’s metal parts emit harmful gases that pollute the environment and…

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How To Recycle Electronics – A Beginners Guide

This is a guide on how to recycle electronics. It is important not to simply throw away your electronics. Not only is recycling electronics good for the enviornment, but when you toss electronics in the trash, landfills become exposed to toxics inside the products. Electronics don’t belong in landfills. If you are trying to determine how to recycle…

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Where Do Our Recycled Electronics Go ?

Have you ever wondered where your recycled e-waste ends up? If you are an environmentally responsible electronics recycler, you may or may not already know the answer to this question. On the other hand, if you happen to be a newbie when it comes to recycling electronics, (aka e-cycling) you just might be one of the individuals wondering…

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