Is it Better to Sell Old Electronics or Recycle Them?
By Rachelle Gordon July 7, 2015 Since the invention of electricity, people have been fascinated by – and purchasing – electronic devices by the truckload. As technology has rapidly advanced over the last couple of decades, the amount of electronic waste – or e-waste, has skyrocketed. Outdated cell phones, broken stereos and virus-stricken computer towers […]
It’s 2015: Which States Have E-waste Legislation?
By Sophia Bennett July 2, 2015 Let’s face it: We humans are more inclined to do things if we’re offered an incentive. We know it’s wrong to put broken computers, printers, televisions and other electronic items in the trash. But if time is short and ways to recycle them are scarce or non-existent, it’s hard […]
How Consumer vs. Business Electronic Recycling Differs
By Michelle Lovrine Honeyager June 30, 2015 The differences between businesses and consumer recycling can get a little tricky to read into. As of today, there are no federal laws governing how businesses and consumers have to get rid of e-waste. Everything is at the state level, assuming a particular state has even passed any […]
5 Electronic Devices You Should Be Recycling
By Rachelle GordonJune 25, 2015 Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is defined as any unwanted electric device – anything from old cells to printers to tube televisions. The growing number of broken devices ending up in landfills is causing a global crisis that many cities and countries are not yet prepared to deal with. […]
How Many Precious Metals are Found in Electronic Devices?
When the term “venerable goldmine” is used, it’s hard to conjure up images of old computers, used cell phones and broken keyboards. But old devices contain a surprising amount of useful and valuable metals that would be a shame to let go to waste. So just what types of metals are lurking in that outdated […]
How Long Does it Take Electronics to Break Down in Landfills?
By Rachelle Gordon June 18, 2015 Electronic waste or “e-waste” is defined as unwanted or broken electric items that need to be discarded. E-waste is a broad term and can include everything from old tube television sets to broken smartphones. Unlike other trash, e-waste shouldn’t simply be tossed in a bin and sent to the […]
Can You Recycle Electronic Cords and Cables?
By Rachelle Gordon June 16, 2015 We all have one – a tote bag or cardboard box in the back of our attics or garages filled with random cords and cables. From auxiliary cables for stereos to old computer cords for technology that no longer exists, there are many lonely, unused electronic cables in this […]
How Do You Prep an Electronic Device for Recycling?
By Rachelle Gordon June 11, 2015 Electronic waste – or e-waste – consists of any obsolete or broken electric items that you wish to dispose of. This can include everything from computer towers to typewriters from the ‘70s. Unfortunately, it is not environmentally friendly (nor technically allowed) to simply throw these items into the dumpster […]
Why Don’t We Recycle Our Electronics?
By Robert Jennings June 9, 2015 I dropped my phone the other day. Cracked the screen. And, when I say cracked, I mean I had to clean glass shards out of my face after every phone call. Now, being the tech-savvy individual I am, I could have easily gotten a new screen and done the […]
Why E-Waste Recycling is a Must for Small Businesses
By Sophia Bennett June 4, 2015 In the Information Age, few things are more important than protecting your company’s data. As a small business, your idea may be your whole business. If proprietary information falls into the wrong hands, it can spell destruction. There have been dozens of high-profile cases of thieves stealing poorly-guarded customer data […]