With an abundance of retired IT assets, educational institutions can become key players in long-term e waste recycling solutions.
Much of the focus surrounding e waste has centered on private industry practices and the habits of individual consumers. This does not account for some of the biggest contributors to e waste, however.Read More
With recent legislation and increasingly disrupted supply chains, higher education can benefit from the Right to Repair movement.
Repairing products without replacing them is legal under both fair use and copyright law, but manufacturers have often restricted consumer access to materials needed for repair. In the wake of the pandemic, this has created a number of difficulties for consumers. The introduction of recent legislation, however, has made self-repair more feasible than ever before. Let’s examine the so-called Right to Repair movement in schools and how higher education — and the planet — can benefit from getting more life out of existing technology.Read More
Your business can make an impact on the monumental global e waste problem by following these guidelines to ensure sustainability.
We’re nearly halfway through 2022, and humans have already generated more than 9 million tons of e waste this year. That’s 9 million tons of telecommunications equipment, solar panels, computer monitors, and consumer electronic devices that will never be powered back on again. The global e waste problem is larger than we suspect.Read More
In a brand-new video on IT equipment disposal, we tackle some of your most common questions: ‘Is there really any value left in my old electronic assets?’
Ready to recycle responsibly? Then, you likely have questions about IT equipment disposal. There are, after all, a lot of issues to consider as you part with unwanted or obsolete corporate electronic assets. From protecting your data to maximizing value recovery to grasping the scope of e waste regulations — so much goes into getting IT asset disposition right.Read More
Treat it as your back-office urban mine. Recycling lithium-ion batteries helps your business make the most of it. (The environment will thank you)
With the increase in battery-driven technologies comes a skyrocketing number of lithium-ion batteries. The energy dense chemistry of these batteries makes them small, light, and powerful, an ideal combination for a range of applications.Read More
What office equipment contains precious metals? Hint: The global value can be counted in billions of dollars.
The best place to go on a treasure hunt just may be your office or factory floor. Consider this fact, for instance: One metric ton of circuit boards can contain 40 to 800 times the amount of gold and 30 to 40 times the amount of copper mined from one metric ton of ore in the US.Read More
The momentum of ‘right to repair’ may pave the way for a more sustainable economy with less e waste
The right-to-repair movement scored a major victory last week when Apple officially opened its Self Service Repair online store. Announced in November of last year, the new program offers more than 200 parts and tools customers can use to repair the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and third-generation iPhone SE.Read More
As the value of IT recycling is increasingly clear to businesses, questions turn practical: ‘How soon can we get started?’
When you have spent decades serving businesses in the IT recycling space, you become well versed in customer needs and concerns. A few questions, in particular, tend to come up. In this post, we’ll give the quick answers to help move you along toward your goal of maximized asset recovery and expedient corporate electronic recycling.Read More
Recycling e waste brings rewards to businesses, including a potential new revenue stream, sustainability leadership, and brand safeguarding
Sometimes you may need a reminder to keep up the good work. Or, if you feel like your organization could do better, you may present a few facts to prove to superiors that recycling e waste makes a difference.Read More