Misconceptions and Realities Surrounding Hard Drive Destruction
Years ago, a top security company surprised several ITAD companies by suggesting data that loses its value years from now is an important consideration when determining how careful you are with data destruction. If the information isn’t highly valuable, they suggested the “bare minimum” is acceptable.It wasn’t the right approach. Guessing whether or not today’s […]
Electronic Recycling for Businesses – Everything You Need to Know
Consider the number of electronic devices each employee in your business owns. At a bare minimum, your workers likely have a smartphone, a modem and router, a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, headset, and multi-function printer. Plus, you have lightbulbs and fixtures, radios or smart speakers, and copiers. You may even have TVs, tablets, microwave […]
Innovations in End of Life Lithium-Ion Battery Disposal & Recycling
The news recently came out that a tech firm came up with a new lithium-ion battery that has a smaller battery footprint. It replaces the graphite in the anodes with silicon. It holds more energy. In fact, when used in a fitness tracker, the battery’s energy density was approximately 20% greater.Right now, the new silicon-anode […]
Innovations In End of Life Solar Panel Disposal & Recycling
Estimates are that approximately 8 million metric tons of solar panels will reach their end-of-life in the next nine years. That amount will increase to 80 million within 30 years. Where will they all go? Solar panel disposal and recycling are on everyone’s minds. Here’s what you should know about the current innovations in solar […]
Improper Disposal of Hard Drives Leads to Large Healthcare Data Breach
How careful are you at following HIPAA regulations? Are you making any mistakes, even if those mistakes are inadvertent? A recent healthcare data breach in Maine is raising awareness to the importance of choosing the right methods and ITAD providers for data destruction and e-recycling.The HIPAA Privacy Rule lays clear foundations on what a healthcare […]
How Do Lithium Batteries Get Recycled?
Lithium batteries are in everything. It’s highly likely that you own at least a dozen items containing a lithium battery. You possess so many things with these batteries that you may not even realize how many items have this type of rechargeable battery.Look around your home or office. If you have a 10-year smoke, fire, […]
How Do Solar Panel Recycling Services Recycle Panels?
All technology has its benefits, but there are also downsides, especially when the technology is newer. Solar panels tap into the sun’s energy to help power homes and businesses. They’re providing energy to homes and businesses across the nation without the pollution that a fossil fuel plant creates. But, the panels only last so long. […]
Best ITAD Companies – How to Evaluate an ITAD Provider
IT asset disposition or ITAD is one of the most important considerations for a company or individual. Disposing of e-waste improperly is damaging to the environment, but it also puts you at risk of data theft. Restoring equipment to factory settings is not enough to keep thieves from accessing old files, passwords, and photos.Deleting files […]
How Can My City or Town Organize an Electronics Recycling Program Or Event?
In the U.S., it’s estimated that 25 kg (per capita) of electronics are placed on the market each year. Consumers generate 19.4 kg (also per capita) of e-waste. Of that, only a quarter of e-waste is collected. You want to start an electronics recycling program in your city or town, but you’re not sure how […]
What Is Circular Economy And Why Does It Matter For E-Waste?
A circular economy aims to reduce trash, carbon emissions, and pollution of the water and soil. If you think about a circle, it never ends. The same is true of the circular economy. This economic model focuses on manufacturing, use, recycling, reuse/refurbishing, and remanufacturing. It ends the linear economy model where items are made, used, […]