October 6, 2016

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. […]

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August 23, 2016

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 […]

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August 1, 2016

Top 5 Green Electronics for the Office

Companies today can capitalize on the popular ‘greening’ of all things from consumer products to cars. Taking a green approach to office electronics purchases is yet another way to demonstrate your company means business when it comes to protecting the environment.  Additionally, a number of good habits in the office easily translate into energy savings […]

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July 6, 2016

Take Your Office to the Next Level of Sustainable Materials Management

Sustainable materials management (SMM) is an EPA program developed to maintain sustainable electronics manufacturing practices. Companies can capitalize on the SMM program by ensuring their electronics come from manufacturers who participate. The program bears a close relation to electronics recycling issues and current efforts in the U.S. to address the growing e-waste crisis.The EPA’s Role […]

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June 27, 2016

What To Do About the Conflict Materials in Your Electronics

While the thought of powering through your day without the use of electronics may not be appealing or even feasible, you might feel like doing so once you’ve found out they contain materials that are literally creating wars and human rights abuses halfway across the world. That’s because most electronics house chemical or mineral components that […]

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June 13, 2016

How To Protect Your Tech Startup From Hackers

John Shegerian, co-founder and CEO of ERI, was recently quoted in an Inc.com article about protecting tech startups from hackers. Tech Disposal & Data DestructionEvery tech startup will have to dispose of data sooner or later. It’s difficult to truly wipe an external hard-drive, USB stick, cell phone or other electronic device entirely. Smart attackers can […]

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May 25, 2016

‘It’s Still There’: Effective Data Wiping for the 21st Century

Electronic devices can be vulnerable to theft of private information even after they’re discarded. This data safety threat makes data wiping and erasure a big topic for electronics recyclers. Back in 2009, a little known story of theft surfaced in the media. This wasn’t ordinary theft however. The “thieves” were actually Vancouver students documenting what happens to e-waste after […]

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