November 10, 2022

Ways To Prevent Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Between 2012 and 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Risk Management System reported over 25,000 problems with overheated or failed batteries in more than 400 types of rechargeable or electric devices. You may have heard of some of these complaints. Laptop batteries that overheat and start a fire, e-bike batteries that start fires, or the most […]

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November 6, 2022

Why Is It Important to Recycle Your Used Electronics?

Only half of the states in the U.S. have enacted state laws that address electronics recycling. Most of these states use Producer Responsibility rules that require the manufacturers to pay for recycling. California uses an Advanced Recovery Fee. Consumers are charged a fee when they purchase electronics, and those fees pay for recycling.For states that […]

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October 31, 2022

Understanding the Importance of Hard Drive Destruction

Everyone needs to think about the importance of hard drive destruction. Consider what’s on your work or personal computer. Yearly income taxes that you’ve saved as PDF files, medical records, passwords, emails, photocopies of your driver’s license, etc. Business owners likely have customers’ credit card information, names, addresses, and contact information. Medical practices have medical information, […]

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October 12, 2022

ERI Receives Overall “A” Rating from Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy Performance Measurement Tool

ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition (ITAD) provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, announced today that it has achieved an overall A rating from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s circular economy performance tool – Circulytics.Circulytics, a free, comprehensive tool developed by the Foundation, measures circularity across a company’s entire operations, flags […]

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September 5, 2022

How to Recycle Electric Scooter Batteries

Bikeshare and e-scooter programs have grown substantially over the years. In 2021, there were approximately 67.7 million users in e-scooter lending programs around the world. That’s expected to grow to 124.8 million users by 2026. The U.S., Germany, and France lead this growing market.Most electric scooter batteries only last for 3,000 to 5,000 miles. With […]

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August 22, 2022

10 Staggering Electronic Waste Facts in 2022

E-waste is defined as electronic items that have reached their end of life. It’s the phones, computers, televisions, monitors, printers, copiers, etc. that are no longer being used for one reason or another. They may have stopped working, experienced major damage, or become so obsolete that the drivers can no longer be updated to work […]

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August 3, 2022

Countries With E-Waste Legislation in 2022

In 2021, the global e-waste recycling market reached $3.6 billion. It’s expected to double to $7.3 billion in the next decade. The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal was approved in June and will change how hazardous waste is handled. Some e-waste will no longer be allowed […]

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