March 21, 2022

Why Battery Recycling Is the Largest Hazard Facing the Recycling Industry

Battery recycling is one of the most significant hazards to the e-waste industry. It’s a precarious business for workers and facility owners. The dangers start with how home and business owners recycle their unnecessary or dead batteries and electronic devices.Batteries contain plastic, metal, and paper strips, but they also have toxic materials like arsenic, lead, […]

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February 27, 2022

Understanding the Most Abundant Commodities in Batteries

How are batteries made? It’s something you must consider before you dispose of a spent battery. Every battery contains metals and substances that are becoming harder to find in the earth or have the potential to damage the environment.While people used to throw batteries in the trash, this isn’t the best way to dispose of […]

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January 24, 2022

Don’t Overlook the Importance of In-House Data Destruction

Before hiring a company for data destruction, carefully consider your goals and implications of a job that’s not done correctly. What does your company store on hard drives? What information is on your employee’s phones, tablets, laptops, and computers? What documents are printed on the computer? Every time technology advances, it adds to the long […]

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January 17, 2022

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 […]

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January 3, 2022

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 […]

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November 11, 2021

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 […]

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October 18, 2021

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 […]

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September 29, 2021

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 […]

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September 7, 2021

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, […]

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August 30, 2021

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. […]

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