February 11, 2021

Things to Consider When Recycling Solar Panels

Solar energy is catching on and becoming more affordable to families. Homes in states across the nation are putting solar panels on their rooftops and on stands in their yards. Recycling those solar panels is new as the first solar panels being put on homes are now reaching their end-of-life. That leads to a problem. […]

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February 3, 2021

Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Pose a Major Recycling Risk

Lithium-ion batteries are a type of rechargeable battery used in electronics and cars. You’ll find them in cordless tools, laptops, smartphones, digital cameras, and electric cars, bicycles, and wheelchairs. The first lithium-ion battery was developed during the 1980s, but these batteries became a commercial product in the 1990s. Since then, there have been concerns over […]

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January 29, 2021

Why Professional Data Destruction Matters to Your Business

Data destruction should be on the top of your business’s “Things to Plan” list. If you have papers, storage devices, or electronic items that are no longer needed, you can’t just throw them away. You can’t ignore the importance of having professional data destruction steps in place. If you haven’t thought about how you handle […]

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January 12, 2021

Creating a Corporate ESG Policy

Has your company created an Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) policy? It’s important as it covers the three critical factors for a business to protect itself, best decide who to partner with or invest in, and how to lessen its impact on society and the environment, which in turn can help a company’s financial […]

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December 17, 2020

Ways Cloud Providers Can Manage Secure Server Decommissioning

Cloud computing is convenient, but cloud providers have to carefully consider how to manage secure server decommissioning. Amazon is a leader in the cloud computing market, but it only holds 32% of the share. Smaller companies falling into the “Other” category dominate as cloud providers. Most workers spend time with one or all of the […]

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December 6, 2020

E-Waste and Privacy Laws to Watch for in 2021

In 2020, only half of the U.S. has enacted laws or regulations that mandate e-recycling. Many still do not have any laws on the books. Only 19 states ban electronics from landfills. Even with current laws, Statista reports that only 20% of e-waste is properly documented, collected, and recycled. That’s frightening if you stop and […]

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October 26, 2020

What Is Chain-of-Custody With Electronics Recycling and IT Asset Disposition?

In electronics recycling and IT asset disposal, chain-of-custody is a process that documents exactly where electronic items are during all stages of recycling. It includes an item’s custody, transfer, analysis, and disposal. Why does this matter? If a company doesn’t know where items are, there’s no way to prove information on those electronics wasn’t stolen […]

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October 21, 2020

Privacy Laws and Data Destruction: Why You Need to Properly Manage Your Hardware

If you ask someone what they fear losing in a breach or hack, financial/banking data, computer/network information, and identity information top the list. People are less afraid of losing their contact information or medical information. It’s your responsibility to make sure you’re meeting privacy laws and properly disposing of hardware.Any business or organization that stores […]

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October 14, 2020

Improper Data Decommissioning Can Cost Your Business Millions

Data decommissioning is a process where electronics and other assets that hold important data are removed from a company’s possession in a responsible manner. It could be the result of a company shutting down, expanding, or simply needing to get rid of outdated equipment. Done correctly, sensitive information isn’t exposed or at risk of being […]

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September 21, 2020

How to Properly Destroy a Hard Drive & It’s Data

One gig of data can contain up to 675,000 pages of information. That’s just one gig. Imagine how much information is on multiple computers, printers, phones, etc. in your office or at home. Each one of those devices has the power to ruin a person, business, or agency if it isn’t properly destroyed. Data destruction […]

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