August 22, 2022

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 […]

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August 3, 2022

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 […]

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July 5, 2022

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 […]

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June 13, 2022

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 […]

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May 30, 2022

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 […]

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May 22, 2022

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 […]

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March 29, 2022

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 […]

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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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