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Environmental Impact of the War in Ukraine

Environmental Impact of the War in Ukraine

Environmental Impact of War The continuing war being waged between Russia and Ukraine threatens to damage not only the physical infrastructure of towns and cities but also to disrupt communications networks—roads, railroads, and bridges. It will also extract a heavy...

The Future of eCycling

The Future of eCycling

The Future of eCycling We are all familiar with the statistics on e-waste: in the USA alone we dispose of more than 30 million computers among over 50 million tons of end-of-life and obsolete electronics, every year. But that is only part of the picture: there are...

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...

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