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America’s e-Waste Problem

America’s e-Waste Problem

America's e-Waste Problem Electronic waste accounts for only 2-3% of the total waste stream in America. That doesn't seem so bad? Not until you consider that the lead, chromium, cadmium, and other materials present in this aging waste account for more than 70% of all...

Hard Drive Shredding: The Facts

Hard Drive Shredding: The Facts

Hard Drive Shredding for Data Security So you’ve got a computer with sensitive information on it, and you want to dispose of it. But how do you make sure that your information is safely destroyed? Securely disposing of your personal information is very important to...

Recycling Technology Assets

Recycling Technology Assets

Recycling Technology Assets Major companies with large IT departments or data centers regularly have to dispose of broken or obsolete electronics. The modern world of privacy laws and environmental concerns makes the issue complicated and the accelerating rate of...

Data Destruction Process

Data Destruction Process

Data Destruction If your company handles sensitive information, then any end-of-life storage media must be disposed of correctly. if it is not, then this data could be easily recovered. This can pose a security risk to both your business and your clients. At Potomac...

Do We Have Enough Lithium?

Do We Have Enough Lithium?

Why Recycling Lithium Is Important The Energy Crisis of the 1970s emerged from several geopolitical upheavals that eventually ebbed into the oil glut of the 1980s. Consumers enjoyed low gas prices during the 1980s and 1990s, due in part to the Reagan administration's...

Data Center Decommissioning Projects

Data Center Decommissioning Projects

Decommissioning Data Storage Why are More Companies Today Investing in Data Center Decommissioning Projects? With the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks causing irreversible reputational and revenue losses, the number of companies hiring decommissioning...

Repair or Recycle?

Repair or Recycle?

Repair, Reuse, or Recycle? Although the impetus to recycle electronic waste continues to gain widespread cooperation from larger organizations, recycling may not be enough to save our planet from an irreversible environmental disaster. Prior to the age of the Internet...

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...

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