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HOW TO MANAGE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING WHEN YOU HAVE A GLOBAL OR NATIONWIDE NETWORK

Here are 3 changes that helped a global OEM overhaul its electronics recycling management

A global or nationwide network of sites demands a certain level of organization when it comes to electronics recycling. However, it’s not uncommon for large companies to piece the operation together as it grows. While this approach is understandable, you may come to a point where it becomes too difficult to manage electronics recycling.

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5 COMMON E-WASTE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES YOU DO BETTER TO ADDRESS

If your business is facing repeated pick-up failures and other e-waste management challenges, a new solution could help.

Too many cooks in the kitchen…it’s destined to get messy. The same goes for electronics recycling. It’s difficult to manage and navigate reporting, brand protection, and environmental compliance when you’re dealing with multiple, if not dozens or more, electronic recycling companies. 

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DEALING WITH TOO MANY E-RECYCLERS? A LARGE OEM TOOK THESE STEPS TO IMPROVE E-WASTE MANAGEMENT [a case study]

With e-waste management challenges stacking up, this global provider of home internet connectivity solutions knew action was needed.

A global operation is by its sheer size always challenging to manage. Hundreds of sites in different countries — all of different sizes and designed for different purposes — demand an organization in control of every piece of the puzzle. 

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5 COUNTERFEIT SCHEMES COMPANIES NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR

A number of products are frequent targets of counterfeit schemes. Don’t let them take advantage of your business. 

When you work in electronics authenticity testing, you realize there’s a lot of ingenuity out there, only all too often it’s used for insidious purposes. The black market for counterfeit electronics is big business. Trade in counterfeit and counterfeit goods now stands at 3.3% of global trade, according to OECD. And the electronics industry is the fourth hardest hit by counterfeit schemes, just after footwear, clothing, and leather goods.

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WHY THE COMPANY CULTURE OF YOUR E-RECYCLER MATTERS TO YOUR SUCCESS

Industry certifications are only a starting point. Company culture ultimately determines whether it’s a good match. 

High employee turnover, low-level commitment, disorganized operations. If your electronics recycler suffers from any of the above, your organization is bound to suffer too. When searching for a partner to take on your retired electronics, don’t overlook the role of company culture

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HOW TO TURN YOUR CORPORATE E-WASTE INTO A SUSTAINABILITY ADVANTAGE

Corporate e-waste is the inevitable reality of modern business. But by getting the disposition right, you can make it part of your green pitch. 

We generate more electronic waste today than ever before in history. Data centers, IoT technology, smartphones, ventilation equipment, GPS systems — the list is endless and growing. The Americas alone produced 13.1 metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste in 2019. In just four years, the global e-waste management market is projected to hit $40 billion.

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WHY YOU SHOULD LOOK BEYOND COST AND LOCATION WHEN SELECTING AN ITAD PARTNER

If a quote seems too good to be true, it probably is. When selecting an ITAD partner, other factors matter more. 

Conveniently located and affordable — what more can you ask for when selecting an ITAD partner for your business? A lot, actually. Companies that primarily use cost and location to decide who should handle their retired electronic assets take significant risks. 

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AUTHENTICITY TESTING IS CRUCIAL TO COUNTERFEIT DETECTION. HOW IT’S DONE.

Increasingly sophisticated schemes require authenticity testing to keep fake parts out and protect your business reputation

Counterfeit parts are now so common the question is hardly if but when they will cross paths with your electronic products. 

Ironically, one of our team members — an expert in authenticity testing — recently ran into a common scheme on a large online reseller platform. In this case, the buyer accused him of sending a counterfeit in an attempt to start an exchange process during which the buyer himself tried to send back a counterfeit product in return for one with authentic parts.

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GER AIMS TO BECOME A CERTIFIED B CORP. WHY IT MATTERS.

The B Corporation Certification sets the gold standard for good business. Now, GER seeks to join the race to the top. 

At Global Electronic Recycling, we call ourselves the “GER team” for a reason. The way we treat each other is, after all, a telling indication of the way we treat our customers. When our team members thrive, so will your business. Now, we seek to make official our effort to be a force for good. 

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