Can Making Electronics with Replaceable Parts Solve the E-waste Crisis?
A shift is happening in electronics manufacturing, and though it may be small, it could have a significant effect on the way we look at the e-waste crisis.While this movement may not yet have a name of it’s own yet, it’s can be simply referred to as replaceable parts manufacturing, or remanufacturing. It addresses one […]
Could strangers get private information from your used smartphone?
With new smartphones and other digital devices coming out, many people are selling their used ones, thinking they’ve safely deleted all their files. But could those files still be there, revealing your most private information to strangers? TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen reports, and demonstrates how to take precautions.
Where Does My E-Waste Go? 5 Things To Know About The E-Waste Recycling Process
You may be wondering, once you drop off your laptop at the local donation center, where exactly does your e-waste go? After all, the media has gone to great lengths to color the e-waste process as a questionable practice, fraught with the risk of your device actually ending up in a large unregulated dump in […]
Electronic Recyclers International Makes ‘ERI’ Name Official
The nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company has announced a name change. Formerly known as Electronic Recyclers International, the company has officially rebranded as ERI.“While we do still lead the nation in the recycling of electronics and e-waste,” said ERI Chairman and CEO, John Shegerian, “the shortening […]
Three ERI Facilities Awarded NAID Certification
ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, announced today that it has successfully achieved AAA certification for data destruction from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) for its facilities in California, Indiana and Massachusetts. ERI’s goal is to have all of its locations NAID certified […]
7 Ways to Get Proactive About E-waste
Our obsession with newer and newer technologies is producing electronic waste faster than we can find sustainable places to discard them.With e-waste as the fasting growing waste stream in America, there’s no better time than now to get proactive about e-waste – particularly about recycling e-waste. The e-waste crisis is not just an American issue. […]
ERI’s John Shegerian Calls e-Waste Export Practices Described in Vice Article a ‘Massive Risk’
Citing today’s Vice online investigative report on unethical e-waste exporting, John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, called the practice of exporting a ‘massive risk’ that puts private digital data and the environment at stake.The Vice article, titled “A Shocking Amount of E-Waste Recycling is a Complete Sham,” was written by Jason Koebler for […]
ERI Founder John Shegerian Delivers Closing Keynote at Electronics Goes Green 2016 Conference in Berlin, Warns of ‘the Insecurity of Everything’
John Shegerian, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, was the featured keynote presenter to close the Electronics Goes Green (EGG) conference in Berlin last week.Delivering a talk titled “The Insecurity of Everything: Balancing Green Responsibility with the Need for True […]
7 Reasons Why the Economics of E-waste Matters
Is electronics recycling a waste of money? Opponents of the process argue the current economic state of recycling leaves much to be desired. Costs tend to trend higher than profitability. That keeps recyclers dependent on manufacturer-based state laws which can hinder things. However, the views in favor of electronics recycling are just as strong. Proponents […]
The Push Toward Federal Law on E-waste Recycling: What’s Being Done?
The e-waste crisis U.S. grows continually, shadowing the push for faster and better electronic devices to fuel the demands of the masses. Along with it, the push for federal law on e-waste recycling also grows. In this post, we’ll take a look at what’s being done on the legislative frontier to legally address the steadily […]