December 17, 2018

Five Common Electronics Companies Forget To Recycle

You probably still remember the three R’s that you learned in school: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! While that motto is quite old, it’s components are necessary now more than ever. According to Frontier Group — a group that provides analysis and information to citizens for living cleaner and healthier — the U.S. produces more than 30 […]

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December 4, 2018

The Largest Third Party Data Breaches of 2018

As technology quickly advances and the internet becomes more accessible, many benefits are offered to us, but this past year, we have also seen a lot of damage. Without even following the news too closely, you likely recall that there has been an increase in security regarding our personal information (especially regarding online purchases). Data […]

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October 22, 2018

Forming An ITAD Plan for Manufacturers

Electronic manufacturers are producing and selling more electronic devices now than ever before. To stay competitive, these manufacturers also frequently introduce upgraded and enhanced models of electronic devices to keep consumers interested and motivate them to make another purchase. This strategy is great for business, but it’s not so good for the environment.It’s estimated that […]

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October 15, 2018

The Benefits of Manufacturer Electronic Mail Back Programs

E-waste legislation has been passed in 25 states and the District of Columbia. The laws vary from state-to-state. In California, for example, consumers pay a fee of $6-10 whenever they purchase “video display equipment”. This fee is eventually passed down to e-waste recyclers that help consumers responsibly recycle their electronic devices.A number of states require […]

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October 8, 2018

How ERI Helps Manufacturers With Product Recalls

Consumer products cause millions of serious injuries every year in the U.S. Products that most people use on a regular basis, including exercise equipment, chairs, sofas, beds, mattresses, and pillows caused a staggering 2 million injuries in 2017, many of which were serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. A lot of […]

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September 10, 2018

ITAD Services for the Telecommunications Industry

The U.S. is one of the largest producers of e-waste in the world, and many of the e-waste produced in this country comes from companies in the telecommunications industry. The desire to rapidly innovate has forced companies in this industry to constantly introduce new and improved versions of smartphones and other electronic devices to consumers. […]

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September 4, 2018

Why Did China and Thailand Ban E-Waste Imports?

Several weeks ago, the government in Thailand announced that the country would no longer accept e-waste imports. The announcement comes approximately one year after China’s government officials reached the same decision to ban imports of e-waste sent from countries around the world. Both decisions generated a significant number of headlines, but despite the press coverage, […]

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August 27, 2018

Report: U.S. Retailers Lead the World in Data Breaches

According to Statista, approximately 179 million records were exposed in 1,579 reported data breaches in 2017. Businesses in all industries are affected by data breaches, although those in the financial services industry tend to incur the highest costs after a breach. Even though financial businesses lose the most money as a result of the breach, […]

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August 20, 2018

How Different Types of E-Waste Are Recycled

Recycling electronic devices is much harder than recycling common household materials such as paper and aluminum. Because of this, e-waste is not processed at the same facilities that process paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass. Instead, it is sent to specialized facilities that are equipped to safely and responsibly process these devices. The e-waste recycling process […]

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