Growing Demand, Short Supply Continues to Drive Electronics Recycling
This experience may be very familiar to you. Your old laptop died, and it’s too outdated to make it worthwhile to repair. It’s time to upgrade to a new ENERGY STAR model. Once the new laptop is set up, and you’ve transferred any important files, you put that laptop in your closet. Soon, you have […]
What Is a SOC Compliant ITAD Vendor?
Last month, ERI announced that it has completed Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 certification, becoming the only SOC 2 certified e-waste recycler in the industry. It sounds great, but what does it really mean to be a SOC compliant ITAD vendor? Every business and industry around the world keeps client records. Many businesses today are supported […]
Top Electronic Waste Trends of 2022
The March release of the E-Waste Management Market Report from Vantage Market Research revealed some alarming statistics. While the market value of e-waste management was valued at over $49 billion in 2021, it’s climbing at a rate that should put that value at more than $111 billion in the next six years.The Global E-Waste Statistics […]
What Is The Process Of Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries?
Lithium-ion batteries are in so many items today. The rechargeable batteries in your laptop, your electric lawnmower, your robotic vacuum, your smartphone, your wireless earbuds, and even your electric vehicle contain lithium-ion batteries. They’re in your digital cameras, Every time you use the battery and recharge it, it is slowly and continuously losing the ability to […]
How Are Tesla Batteries Recycled?
Elon Musk tweeted that the battery modules in a Model 3 are designed to last 300,000 to 500,000 miles. As every driver is different, it’s better to measure longevity by miles instead of years. One person may only drive 500 miles a month, while others may have longer commutes. Those with long commutes may drive […]
Why You Need a Circular Economy ITAD & Electronics Recycling Partner
Right before the pandemic, it was estimated that Americans generated 29.3 pounds of e-waste per person each year. Europe generates more than that at 35.7 pounds, but they also have a high recycling rate of 42.5%. In the U.S., the EPA estimates that 1 million tons of e-waste were recycled in 2018, leading to an estimated […]
The 5 Biggest Lithium Ion Battery Fires To Date
Lithium ion batteries are in most every electronic device you own. A rechargeable game controller, smartphone, electric vehicle, tablets, laptops, and smartwatches all have them. They’re just as common in a workplace with employees carrying around phones, laptops, pagers, tablets, etc. Despite the safety of these batteries, they can become hazardous in certain situations. If they’ve […]
Why Battery Recycling Is the Largest Hazard Facing the Recycling Industry
Battery recycling is one of the most significant hazards to the e-waste industry. It’s a precarious business for workers and facility owners. The dangers start with how home and business owners recycle their unnecessary or dead batteries and electronic devices.Batteries contain plastic, metal, and paper strips, but they also have toxic materials like arsenic, lead, […]
Understanding the Most Abundant Commodities in Batteries
How are batteries made? It’s something you must consider before you dispose of a spent battery. Every battery contains metals and substances that are becoming harder to find in the earth or have the potential to damage the environment.While people used to throw batteries in the trash, this isn’t the best way to dispose of […]
Don’t Overlook the Importance of In-House Data Destruction
Before hiring a company for data destruction, carefully consider your goals and implications of a job that’s not done correctly. What does your company store on hard drives? What information is on your employee’s phones, tablets, laptops, and computers? What documents are printed on the computer? Every time technology advances, it adds to the long […]