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Extended Producer Responsibility – An Overview

Extended Producer Responsibility – An Overview

Extended Producer Responsibility—Placing Liability Where It Belongs When product manufacturers develop plans to build and market a particular product, they have one goal in mind--to profit off a product that costs considerably less than what it costs to make the...

Why You Should Care If Your E-Cycler Has A Recycler Certification

Why You Should Care If Your E-Cycler Has A Recycler Certification

Recycler CertificationTens of millions of tons of electronic waste are dropped off at recycling centers every year in the U.S. When we take our unwanted cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices to a recycler, we do so because we are concerned about the...

How Can We Solve The Electronic Waste Problem?

How Can We Solve The Electronic Waste Problem?

Electronic Waste Has Been a Problem For Years The global electronic waste recycling issue is not a recent environmental disaster. Since the late 1980s, the evolution of landlines and household television sets to cell phones and laptops/tablets has fueled incredible...

Statewide Electronic Waste Recycling Programs

Statewide Electronic Waste Recycling Programs

Nearly 30 states now have some kind of statewide electronic waste recycling program to make it easier for businesses and individual consumers to safely dispose of electronic devices. Most materials used to make today's electronics can be recycled using a variety of...

Are Electronics Really Recycled?

Are Electronics Really Recycled?

Electronic Waste Recycling Recycling electronics involves disassembling devices and separating all parts and materials that are reusable. Computer hardware materials such as plastics, aluminum, silicon, iron can be recycled for use in constructing new computer...

Hard Drives: What’s The Difference Between SSD and HDD?

Hard Drives: What’s The Difference Between SSD and HDD?

Hard Drives Hard drives are self-contained units inside towers, laptops and other computer devices that store all types of data. Whether information saved involves operating system codes and drivers or pictures and documents, you'll find it retained on the hard drive....

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Caused an Increase in E-Waste?

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Caused an Increase in E-Waste?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all sorts of changes. From the way we eat to the way we work, our lives have been greatly altered. Though most people do not stop and think about it much, even the way we dispose of trash has changed. The pandemic is causing some...

Recycling Gold from e-Waste: Is it profitable?

Recycling Gold from e-Waste: Is it profitable?

Recycling gold from e-waste is a great alternative to consigning old electronics to landfills. According to a United Nations report published in 2019 the world produces as much as 50 million tonnes (metric tons) of electronic waste every year. These are items that can...

Does Degaussing Work on Solid State Drives?

Does Degaussing Work on Solid State Drives?

Data destruction Solid state drives present a particular problem with the destruction of the data that they hold. The process of data destruction requires ensuring that data cannot be recovered and used for unauthorized purposes. Data destruction typically entails...

E-mining: Precious Metals in E-waste

E-mining: Precious Metals in E-waste

E-mining and Precious Metals Recycling Every year billions of dollars’ worth of precious metals such as gold and platinum are dumped into a mountain of electronic waste (e-waste) that continues to grow. E-mining is the process of recovering some of these precious...

HIPAA Violations: Best Practice on How to Avoid Them

HIPAA Violations: Best Practice on How to Avoid Them

What is HIPAA Compliance? Unless you’re a small business that doesn’t offer health insurance, to avoid potential HIPAA violations you have to abide by the rules and regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This...

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