Everything You Need To Know About Hard Drive Data Destruction
When it’s time to donate or recycle an old electronic device, there’s one top priority to have: complete data destruction. It’s never been more important, with 16.6 million people experiencing identity theft in the U.S. in 2012. That’s a total of $24.7 billion in financial losses domestically, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Normally, […]
Can Biodegradable Electronics Solve the E-Waste Crisis?
E-waste has always been riddled by its complexities, from the lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium it contains that could be toxic if handled improperly to the increased amount of electronic devices we’re all so addicted to (sales in electronic products doubled between 1997 and 2009, according to the EPA) and the fact that only 40 percent […]
5 Toxins You Never Knew Were in E-Waste
By Rachelle Gordon July 9, 2015 There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about electronic waste, better known as “e-waste.” The amount of electronic devices that are broken or obsolete is skyrocketing, leaving some clueless about what to do with their out of date cell phone or a tablet computer that […]
Is it Better to Sell Old Electronics or Recycle Them?
By Rachelle Gordon July 7, 2015 Since the invention of electricity, people have been fascinated by – and purchasing – electronic devices by the truckload. As technology has rapidly advanced over the last couple of decades, the amount of electronic waste – or e-waste, has skyrocketed. Outdated cell phones, broken stereos and virus-stricken computer towers […]
It’s 2015: Which States Have E-waste Legislation?
By Sophia Bennett July 2, 2015 Let’s face it: We humans are more inclined to do things if we’re offered an incentive. We know it’s wrong to put broken computers, printers, televisions and other electronic items in the trash. But if time is short and ways to recycle them are scarce or non-existent, it’s hard […]
How Consumer vs. Business Electronic Recycling Differs
By Michelle Lovrine Honeyager June 30, 2015 The differences between businesses and consumer recycling can get a little tricky to read into. As of today, there are no federal laws governing how businesses and consumers have to get rid of e-waste. Everything is at the state level, assuming a particular state has even passed any […]
5 Electronic Devices You Should Be Recycling
By Rachelle GordonJune 25, 2015 Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is defined as any unwanted electric device – anything from old cells to printers to tube televisions. The growing number of broken devices ending up in landfills is causing a global crisis that many cities and countries are not yet prepared to deal with. […]
How Many Precious Metals are Found in Electronic Devices?
When the term “venerable goldmine” is used, it’s hard to conjure up images of old computers, used cell phones and broken keyboards. But old devices contain a surprising amount of useful and valuable metals that would be a shame to let go to waste. So just what types of metals are lurking in that outdated […]
How Long Does it Take Electronics to Break Down in Landfills?
By Rachelle Gordon June 18, 2015 Electronic waste or “e-waste” is defined as unwanted or broken electric items that need to be discarded. E-waste is a broad term and can include everything from old tube television sets to broken smartphones. Unlike other trash, e-waste shouldn’t simply be tossed in a bin and sent to the […]
Can You Recycle Electronic Cords and Cables?
By Rachelle Gordon June 16, 2015 We all have one – a tote bag or cardboard box in the back of our attics or garages filled with random cords and cables. From auxiliary cables for stereos to old computer cords for technology that no longer exists, there are many lonely, unused electronic cables in this […]