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Rare Earth Elements and Vulnerability

Rare Earth Elements and Vulnerability

Rare Earth Elements in Manufacture Whatever Putin wants to call it, his unprovoked attack on Ukraine is a war and like, most wars, it has unintended consequences—in this case, on the supply of rare earth elements (REEs) and other raw materials critical to US products....

Material Recovery Initiatives at Apple

Material Recovery Initiatives at Apple

Apple Recycles 20% of its Materials Earlier this year Apple announced details of its material recovery initiatives to use more recycled content throughout its product range, including for the first time, the use of recycled gold, at the same time as increasing the use...

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Recycling Issues

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Recycling Issues

Lithium-ion Battery Recycling These days we are all aware that recycling helps to protect our environment at the same time as lowering the cost of manufacturing new electronic products, but despite that, recycling rates for e-waste globally are still too low. There is...

Dangers of Improper Disposal of End-Of-Life Electronic Devices

Dangers of Improper Disposal of End-Of-Life Electronic Devices

End-of-Life Electronic Devices Individuals and businesses both need to dispose of end-of-life electronic devices when they are no longer fit for purpose. The temptation may well be to dump them in the garbage if they have no residual value, and that might work for an...

What Are Rare Earth Metals—And Why Are They Important?

What Are Rare Earth Metals—And Why Are They Important?

What Are Rare Earth Minerals Rare earth metals are a group of elements from the periodic table: fifteen of them are associated with the lanthanides series and two others are scandium and yttrium. These elements have unique properties that make them valuable...

Energy Conservation for Businesses

Energy Conservation for Businesses

Energy Conservation for Businesses The current energy crisis in the western world is causing businesses, both small and large, to carry our energy audits to re-examine their use of utilities to look for possible cost savings. Whether the outcome is as simple as...

Best Practice for Asset Management

Best Practice for Asset Management

Best Practice for Asset Management According to Forbes Advisor, the management of critical assets, amounting to $104.4 trillion, was headed by the top 500 largest asset managers in 2019. This included the asset management of big IT giants that had only recently...

How to Recycle Your Business E-Waste

How to Recycle Your Business E-Waste

How to Recycle Your Business E-Waste Business e-waste is rapidly becoming a major problem in the world. Almost every office contains electronic devices like laptops, cell phones, computer monitors, LED bulbs, etc., leading to millions of electronic devices being...

Preventing Data Breaches

Preventing Data Breaches

Preventing Data Breaches | Here’s What You Need to Know Preventing data breaches is more important than ever as companies can face potential ruin of their finances and their reputation. Data breaches take place when cybercriminals get unauthorized access to sensitive...

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept that has companies integrating social and environmental concerns in their day-to-day operations and in their interactions with their stakeholders and community. It is the place...

IT Asset Disposal: Retirement or Disposition?

IT Asset Disposal: Retirement or Disposition?

IT Asset Retirement Data centers and in-house IT departments are used to looking after their equipment and ensuring that it performs at an optimal level, but no matter how well the devices are maintained, there comes a time when they need to be replaced—IT asset...

E-waste is a Worldwide Problem

E-waste is a Worldwide Problem

E-waste in the Modern World All first world nations (and many of the others) are suffering from the accumulation of old and obsolete electronics. The increasing prevalence of “use and dispose of” gadgets has exacerbated the problem and, now that third world countries...

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