How Often Do We Upgrade Our E-Devices?
How often do you get the itch to acquire a new e-device? Is it when the new iPhone comes out? When you’ve had your device for two years and you no longer feel hip? Is it when your device just starts lagging, or are you the type of person who needs to completely break a […]
The Data Storage Crunch and What It Means for Data Destruction
There’s a rumor flying around that the world’s C: drive is almost full, meaning there’d be no more data storage space, possibly soon. The problem in itself is simple: The more we do on computers, the more data we need to store. In the personal realm that covers all the world’s cat videos, baby footage […]
How Do We Better Train Consumers to Recycle E-Waste?
Recycling is a noble program to promote, but like a lot of programs, it doesn’t mean much if no one is participating. Some areas, like the city of Fayetteville, AR, reported a residential recycling participation rate of 50-55 percent in 2013, which is a win over the national participation rate of about 34 percent in 2012. But what if having […]
How Can Companies Reduce E-Waste?
In the Digital Age, we’ve started turning to laptops, desktops and tablets for our work needs, rather than the old pen and paper. Furthermore, there’s less of a reliance to print files, thanks to the cloud and file-sharing capabilities. However, this doesn’t mean your company isn’t creating waste. Today, many businesses are responsible for generating electronic […]
How Secure is Your Data Destruction Process? (Infographic)
There’s nothing like the feeling of starting up a new computer for the first time. It’s like a fresh, clean slate just waiting for you to fill with information. But before you get too excited about your new start, it might pay to stop for a minute and think about all of the things you […]
What Does ‘Green Electronics’ Mean?
The explosion in the tech world over the past two decades or so has resulted in the majority of Americans now owning smartphones, among other devices, with newer and fancier electronics seemingly appearing on the market every few months. Unsurprisingly, as a result, the number of unwanted electric items is growing at a rapid rate. […]
Let’s Talk Demand: What’s New in Terms of Design for Repair & Longevity?
Every year the latest gadget comes out that we just have to own: the newest iPhone, a new computer model, a doodad that plays music better than the last doodad. And we can’t just replace part of the hardware of the device. It’s a whole new device or bust. Or is it? Between closed-loop recycling, the […]
The Cloud: How It Impacts Electronics & What It Means to Go Green
As the world continues to go digital, the business realm is turning toward technology to boost efficiency and productivity in the workplace. When it comes to security, the cloud is giving professionals a place to safely store sensitive materials that are essential to their company. However, this means that dated electronics – hard drives and other […]
The Shrinking Electronics Landscape: Are We Better or Worse Off?
By Michelle Honeyager August 4, 2015 On the surface, it can look like we’re better off these days in terms of the e-waste crisis. Devices are much smaller than they used to be. We’re used to computers sitting in the palm of our hands, rather than occupying an entire desk. Plus, there are e-waste take-back […]
5 Clever Ways to Repurpose Your E-Waste
When it comes time to get rid of old e-waste, you have several options. You can find the nearest private company or government-owned recycling center that takes electronic devices. You can hang on to your old computer, television, cell phone and other e-waste until a special collection event takes place in your community. You can […]