As the Government Passes Its Green Spending Bill, Are We Ready for Solar Panel Recycling?
It’s estimated that the roof-top solar panels that many homeowners purchased or leased have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years. They usually lose around 0.8% of their output every year.Solar inverters may only last 10 to 15 years, so it’s not uncommon to have them fail long before the panels do. Plus, leasing programs […]
10 Staggering Electronic Waste Facts in 2022
E-waste is defined as electronic items that have reached their end of life. It’s the phones, computers, televisions, monitors, printers, copiers, etc. that are no longer being used for one reason or another. They may have stopped working, experienced major damage, or become so obsolete that the drivers can no longer be updated to work […]
Countries With E-Waste Legislation in 2022
In 2021, the global e-waste recycling market reached $3.6 billion. It’s expected to double to $7.3 billion in the next decade. The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal was approved in June and will change how hazardous waste is handled. Some e-waste will no longer be allowed […]
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 Your old laptop died, and it’s too outdated to make it worthwhile to repair.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 […]