How Do We Better Train Consumers to Recycle E-Waste?
Recycling is a noble program to promote, but like a lot of programs, it doesn’t mean much if no one is participating. Some areas, like the city of Fayetteville, AR, reported a residential recycling participation rate of 50-55 percent in 2013, which is a win over the national participation rate of about 34 percent in 2012. But what if having […]
How Can Companies Reduce E-Waste?
In the Digital Age, we’ve started turning to laptops, desktops and tablets for our work needs, rather than the old pen and paper. Furthermore, there’s less of a reliance to print files, thanks to the cloud and file-sharing capabilities. However, this doesn’t mean your company isn’t creating waste. Today, many businesses are responsible for generating electronic […]
How Secure is Your Data Destruction Process? (Infographic)
There’s nothing like the feeling of starting up a new computer for the first time. It’s like a fresh, clean slate just waiting for you to fill with information. But before you get too excited about your new start, it might pay to stop for a minute and think about all of the things you […]
What Does ‘Green Electronics’ Mean?
The explosion in the tech world over the past two decades or so has resulted in the majority of Americans now owning smartphones, among other devices, with newer and fancier electronics seemingly appearing on the market every few months. Unsurprisingly, as a result, the number of unwanted electric items is growing at a rapid rate. […]
Let’s Talk Demand: What’s New in Terms of Design for Repair & Longevity?
Every year the latest gadget comes out that we just have to own: the newest iPhone, a new computer model, a doodad that plays music better than the last doodad. And we can’t just replace part of the hardware of the device. It’s a whole new device or bust. Or is it? Between closed-loop recycling, the […]
The Cloud: How It Impacts Electronics & What It Means to Go Green
As the world continues to go digital, the business realm is turning toward technology to boost efficiency and productivity in the workplace. When it comes to security, the cloud is giving professionals a place to safely store sensitive materials that are essential to their company. However, this means that dated electronics – hard drives and other […]
The Shrinking Electronics Landscape: Are We Better or Worse Off?
By Michelle Honeyager August 4, 2015 On the surface, it can look like we’re better off these days in terms of the e-waste crisis. Devices are much smaller than they used to be. We’re used to computers sitting in the palm of our hands, rather than occupying an entire desk. Plus, there are e-waste take-back […]
5 Clever Ways to Repurpose Your E-Waste
When it comes time to get rid of old e-waste, you have several options. You can find the nearest private company or government-owned recycling center that takes electronic devices. You can hang on to your old computer, television, cell phone and other e-waste until a special collection event takes place in your community. You can […]
Everything You Need To Know About Hard Drive Data Destruction
When it’s time to donate or recycle an old electronic device, there’s one top priority to have: complete data destruction. It’s never been more important, with 16.6 million people experiencing identity theft in the U.S. in 2012. That’s a total of $24.7 billion in financial losses domestically, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Normally, […]
Can Biodegradable Electronics Solve the E-Waste Crisis?
E-waste has always been riddled by its complexities, from the lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium it contains that could be toxic if handled improperly to the increased amount of electronic devices we’re all so addicted to (sales in electronic products doubled between 1997 and 2009, according to the EPA) and the fact that only 40 percent […]