How Do Lithium Batteries Get Recycled?
Lithium batteries are in everything. It’s highly likely that you own at least a dozen items containing a lithium battery. You possess so many things with these batteries that you may not even realize how many items have this type of rechargeable battery.Look around your home or office. If you have a 10-year smoke, fire, […]
How Do Solar Panel Recycling Services Recycle Panels?
All technology has its benefits, but there are also downsides, especially when the technology is newer. Solar panels tap into the sun’s energy to help power homes and businesses. They’re providing energy to homes and businesses across the nation without the pollution that a fossil fuel plant creates. But, the panels only last so long. […]
Best ITAD Companies – How to Evaluate an ITAD Provider
IT asset disposition or ITAD is one of the most important considerations for a company or individual. Disposing of e-waste improperly is damaging to the environment, but it also puts you at risk of data theft. Restoring equipment to factory settings is not enough to keep thieves from accessing old files, passwords, and photos.Deleting files […]
How Can My City or Town Organize an Electronics Recycling Program Or Event?
In the U.S., it’s estimated that 25 kg (per capita) of electronics are placed on the market each year. Consumers generate 19.4 kg (also per capita) of e-waste. Of that, only a quarter of e-waste is collected. You want to start an electronics recycling program in your city or town, but you’re not sure how […]
What Is Circular Economy And Why Does It Matter For E-Waste?
A circular economy aims to reduce trash, carbon emissions, and pollution of the water and soil. If you think about a circle, it never ends. The same is true of the circular economy. This economic model focuses on manufacturing, use, recycling, reuse/refurbishing, and remanufacturing. It ends the linear economy model where items are made, used, […]
ITAD Services for Healthcare Companies
Between 2005 and 2019, more than 249 million people were affected by healthcare data breaches. More than 157 million of those cases happened between 2014 and 2019. Several factors can lead to a breach, but one of them is improper disposal of outdated or unnecessary electronics like computers, storage devices, copiers, etc. More than 23.5 […]
How to Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are one of the most common types of rechargeable batteries. While the first came out in the 1980s, they were not available commercially until the 1990s. They’re found in many common household and business electronics. It’s certain that your company uses electronics with Li-ion batteries every day. Smartphones, laptops, rechargeable headsets, tablets, and […]
Components That Make Up Solar Panels
Have you ever thought about what goes into a solar panel? If you’re not directly involved in their creation, you may have no idea how many layers are actually in a single panel. Homeowners sign up to have them installed on the roof by a local solar panel installer, but little information is given on […]
How to Recycle Solar Panels
From 2010 to 2020, solar energy saw an increase of around 42% each year. The cost to buy and install solar panels decreased. Plus, tax credits helped offset some of the costs to purchase and install solar arrays. When paired with decreased electricity bills, solar is gaining ground.There’s one problem. A solar panel cannot last […]
10 Devices With Lithium-Ion Batteries That Your Company Needs to Recycle Responsibly
Every year, companies are upgrading electronic equipment that stopped working or is reaching its end-of-life. As you make these important upgrades, what do you do with that outdated equipment? Some companies use an out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach and tuck old electronics away in the back of a storeroom or closet. Others toss them into a dumpster […]