Computers

HIDDEN GOLD MINE: THIS OFFICE EQUIPMENT CONTAINS PRECIOUS METALS

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.

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Right to Repair

HOW WILL RIGHT TO REPAIR IMPACT E WASTE?

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. 

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IT recycling

4 COMMON QUESTIONS BUSINESSES ASK ABOUT IT RECYCLING — AND THE ANSWERS

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.

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recycling e waste

3 BENEFITS OF RECYCLING E WASTE EVERY BUSINESS SHOULD CONSIDER

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.

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recycling old computers

RECYCLING OLD COMPUTERS? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SAFELY SHIP THEM

The first step of recycling old computers starts in your own facility. Here’s what you need to know. 

There’s no getting around it; at some point, your business will need to recycle your old computers. Too many times, though, retired assets are left to languish in backrooms. Part of the problem is the thought of shipping the assets may seem like a hassle. What do you need when recycling old computers? How do you package them? 

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battery disposal

WATCH: BATTERY DISPOSAL STARTS WITH GETTING PACKAGING RIGHT

Taking shortcuts is not an option when you deal with battery disposal. Our new instructional video will keep packaging on track. 

We are all about making life easy for our customers. So, we created an informative video to show a crucial step in getting battery disposal right. Yes, we’re talking about how to package batteries for transport. This is a process that cannot be left to chance. 

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computer recycling pickup

YES, COMPUTER RECYCLING PICKUP REALLY CAN BE EASY

How do you turn computer recycling pickup into a flawless routine? Look to your electronics recycler for help. 

Late arrivals, confusion, inadequate pickup equipment. Many companies are dealing with issues on computer recycling pickup day. That’s unfortunate since it really shouldn’t be a hassle. 

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e waste disposal

INTERVIEW: GER PRESIDENT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER E WASTE DISPOSAL

American Recycler did a story on the ever-evolving challenges of e waste disposal — and turned to GER President Kristina Picciotti for answers

The e waste stream in the U.S. and throughout the world is becoming larger each year. What can we do to tackle it? American Recycler interviewed our own Kristina Picciotti, CEO of Global Electronic Recycling, to find the answers to the growing challenge of e waste disposal. 

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electronic recycling

10 TOP POSTS ON ELECTRONIC RECYCLING (LOTS OF USEFUL INFO)

From R2-recycling insights to our take on the year’s most infamous data breach case, let us present the top electronic recycling blog posts of 2021. 

The countdown is on and we’re not only talking about the new year. Since the launch of the Global Electronic Recycling blog in March, we have published one post a week. Now, it’s time to sum up and take stock. Which topics piqued the interest of readers the most? 

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