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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...

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...

Electronic Waste: Are Electronics Really Recycled?

Electronic Waste: 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...

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