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Why Companies Need to Focus on E-waste

Why Companies Need to Focus on E-waste

Large Companies Generate Most E-waste Compared to the massive amount of e-waste generated by multinational businesses, small and medium-sized businesses produce just a fraction of that amount. This is in spite of the fact that large companies making huge profits are...

Are Large Companies Exacerbating the E-waste Problem?

Are Large Companies Exacerbating the E-waste Problem?

E-waste and Environmental Responsibility Should large companies be held legally responsible for the proper disposal of their e-waste? Apple, Dell, and Microsoft employ hundreds of thousands of people globally who rely on devices like smartphones, laptops, and iPads as...

What Does It Take To Make An iPhone?

What Does It Take To Make An iPhone?

What does it take to make an iPhone? iPhones are taken for granted by consumers who rely on their cellphones for virtually everything from purchasing items to running a business to ordering their next meal. However, most don't know what materials are used to make an...

What Is The Basel Convention On E-waste?

What Is The Basel Convention On E-waste?

What is the Basel Convention on E-waste? In August of 1986, a Liberian cargo ship named the Khian Sea embarked from an East Coast port carrying nearly 15,000 tons of ash taken from Philadelphia waste incinerators. Previously, Philadelphia had sent ash waste to New...

Responsible Electronics Disposal

Responsible Electronics Disposal

Electronics Disposal In 2019, an estimated 59 million tons of electronic waste dramatically contributed to the burgeoning problem of permanent environmental damage. Unfortunately, the disastrous problem of improperly disposed of e-waste is expected to worsen. In fact,...

How Businesses Can Practice Environmental Responsibility

How Businesses Can Practice Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Responsibility   Principles of Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) focus on the duty of all businesses to operate in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. To assist businesses with determining where their responsibilities lie...

The Impact of Electronic Waste on Climate Change

The Impact of Electronic Waste on Climate Change

E-Waste and Climate Change Knowledge of greenhouse gases and their ability to artificially heat the earth emerged in the late 1800s. Experiments performed by forward-thinking scientists suggested that factory-produced CO2 could possibly form a type of insulating...

One-stop Recycling for Electronics

One-stop Recycling for Electronics

One-stop Recycling —Why It Matters.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that every time one million laptops are recycled, the amount of energy saved would power 3500 households in one year. In addition, recycling one million cell phones recovers nearly 800...

Data Decommissioning Checklist

Data Decommissioning Checklist

DecommissioningBusinesses are performing data center decommissioning projects more frequently than ever in today's evolving digital landscape. Computer systems, mainframes, tablets and laptops are practically obsolete within a year or two of purchasing them. However,...

Information Technology Asset Management: From Purchase to Destruction

Information Technology Asset Management: From Purchase to Destruction

IT Asset Management Information technology asset management (ITAM) broadly involves the procurement, maintenance and end-of-life destruction of a company's software, hardware, tablets and mobile devices. Information technology managers are also in charge of: Regularly...

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...

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