April 3, 2017

5 Industries Benefiting from E-waste Recovery

The use of recovered electronics parts in newer devices is not a new practice, but several industries are capitalizing on it in ways conducive to solving the e-waste crisis. With e-waste looming large as one of the biggest contributors to environmental pollution and health issues around the world, finding ways to recycle and recover what […]

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March 27, 2017

Curbing the Rise of Illegal E-waste Dumping

Last year, Comcast paid $26 million for illegal e-waste dumping in California. In 2014, AT&T was hit with a $50 million settlement fee for illegal dumping, also in California. Is the illegal dumping of e-waste a trend on the rise? If so, what’s causing it?What Makes Dumping E-waste Illegal?First, it’s important to understand what makes […]

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March 20, 2017

5 Things You Should Know About Planned Obsolescence

Planned, or built-in, obsolescence may be extremely appealing to electronics manufacturers. It’s a way to ensure that demand for the devices they manufacture stays viable. With planned obsolescence, producers design their devices with built-in end-of-life scenarios. If you happen to purchase a mobile phone that’s designed to break down or even shut off completely after […]

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March 13, 2017

Inside the Warehouses Where Our Old CRT TVs Go to Die

John Shegerian was recently featured on Vice’s pluspluspodcast talking about sustainable, healthy, and economically sustainable CRT recycling and the challenge facing recyclers, consumers, businesses, and the country.  The entire podcast transcription can be read below, or listen in on the embedded player below.  You can also follow along on iTunes.    RAO: Hey everyone. Welcome […]

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March 2, 2017

Our Mountain of Electronic Waste: 5 Great Problem Solving Ideas

Despite its almost purely negative connotation, the e-waste amassing in startling proportions around the world is fostering an enormous amount of innovation and problem solving, especially  in terms of recycling, reuse and repair.In 2014, the then head of the United Nations Environmental Program, Achim Steiner, addressed a conference gathered in Nairobi to discuss the Basel […]

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February 17, 2017

New and Alternative: E-waste Recycling and Recovery v. Mining Finite Resources

E-waste recycling has relevant solutions to the pollution and problems caused when traditional mining is used to acquire dwindling resources. These finite resources are necessary components of most electronics and a host of other devices and machines. When electronics are recycled properly, e-waste can become a viable and renewable source of these dwindling resources.In this […]

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February 6, 2017

ERI Named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)

ERI, a leader in the IT asset disposition (ITAD), cybersecurity focused hardware destruction, and data destruction space, in addition to being the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, has been named as a Representative Vendor in the November 2016 Market Guide for the ITAD industry.Gartner, a leading IT market research firm, issued its Market Guide […]

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January 29, 2017

5 Myths About E-waste and E-waste Recycling Debunked

Recycling your old electronics is always a good idea. End-of-life Computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and more are piling up, and landfills are definitely not the best places for them.Most electronic devices contain rare elements and metals that, though useful for satisfying our high demand for newer and newer devices, are toxic to the environment […]

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January 16, 2017

Federal Agents Indict Chicago-based Electronics Recycler

Notice: This article is about a third party and not about ERI.The e-waste crisis has created a underscored climate of deviation and departure from regulatory control. The controls are necessary in order to ensure that electronics are properly disposed. Without them, the dangers of too much e-waste become a reality, causing pollution of air, soil […]

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January 11, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About E-waste Exporting

A 2015 report from the United Nations revealed the amount of e-waste still being exported is sizable. The study estimated that over 90 percent of worldwide e-waste is illegally traded or dumped – not recycled.As a result, a large amount of electronic waste amasses in impoverished regions and  developing countries with terrible effects on public […]

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