Data Breaches and Electronic Waste: Five Tips to Protect Your Valuable Data
By Veena Clay December 1, 2014 Data breaches as a result of hacking and security breaks are increasingly common. The recent Gameover Zeus hacker virus controlled 250,000+ business systems and resulted in the theft of more than $1 million from accounts worldwide. And, who can forget the huge Open SSL breach, Heartbleed, which recently wreaked […]
E-Cycling and Sustainability: Five Facts You Need to Know
By Veena Clay November 19, 2014 While sustainability may have come and gone as a buzzword, its importance at the forefront of a number of environmental issues still remains. Both sustainability and e-cycling share common goals and foundations, and it’s important to explore the ways that e-cycling efforts around the world reflect on and are […]
Asset Refurbishment: A Second Life for Discarded Electronics
By Veena Clay November 9, 2014 Have you ever wondered how to get the best value out of your end-of-life electronic assets? Asset refurbishment just might be the answer. It is a way to prepare discarded electronics for future resale. Refurbishing your old or outdated electronic device may not seem profitable at first, but the […]
What is the e-Stewards Certification Program and Why Does it Matter?
By Veena Clay October 23, 2014 Have you ever wondered how recycling centers keep track of how well they are doing? How is the quality of recycling services monitored across the globe? To what standards are electronic recyclers held, and in light of which criteria? These questions are answered when a recycling center obtains certification […]
Counting Carbon: How E-Cycling Significantly Reduces Carbon Emissions
By Veena Clay September 17, 2014 Carbon emissions are often to blame when it comes to environmental issues like climate change and global warming. Many scientists have by now accepted that carbon emissions are at least one leading source of environmental disruption causing a number of changes to atmospheric conditions, but this fact does not […]
Five Shocking Facts About E-Waste
By Veena Clay September 11, 2014 You may or may not be familiar with the term, but “e-waste” is by definition electronic waste. This includes old cell phones, laptops, tablets, televisions, refrigerators and any other forgotten gizmo that is tossed into our landfills. While there are many recycling programs available to help, but unfortunately these […]
Key Steps for Organizing an E-Waste Collection Event
By Veena Clay August 28, 2014 Organizing an e-waste collection event is a fantastic way to get an entire community involved in e-waste recycling. Every year, events are held in cities large and small across the country. Sometimes municipalities organize these events, partnering with schools and social service organizations to plan and promote. In other […]
Tablet and Laptops Increase in Schools, But What About the E-Waste Issue?
By Veena Clay August 28, 2014 As tablet and laptops sales increase in schools, addressing the e-waste issue in schools could get tricky. Momentum is building among schools for a massive discard of out-of-date and unwanted electronics, which could mean a significant impact on the already voluminous e-waste crisis. The e-waste crisis may not be […]
What is IT Asset Disposition and Why Does it Matter?
By Veena Clay June 5, 2014 When businesses must dispose or recycle IT devices, compliance with specific laws and regulations governing the process for the protection of the environment is required. This is called IT asset disposition (ITAD). ITAD has evolved into a growing industry, with companies relying on the dedicated expertise of ITAD professionals […]
How to Recycle Electronics
By Veena Clay June 5, 2014 Recycling electronics has become a critical step in curbing the global e-waste crisis. All around the world, governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses and households are playing a role in the effort. A number of e-cycling programs are organized according to the specific nature of the electronic device being recycled. This […]