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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electronic recycling trends

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2022

How is the battle against e-waste going on the global stage? What are some key initiatives to stem the tide of retired electronics and improve corporate electronic recycling? Although the challenge is huge, progress is being made. And your business has a crucial role to play.

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R2 certified recyclers

R2-CERTIFIED RECYCLERS: WHAT SETS THEM APART

When recycling electronics, make sure you work with R2-certified recyclers. Here’s why. 

Although most companies have heard of the R2 certification, not everyone may fully appreciate how important it really is. When a multinational corporation like Morgan Stanley can neglect to hire R2 certified recyclers — a decision that turned into a class-action lawsuit, it goes to show the message can’t be driven home often enough. 

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recycle computer parts

WHY IT PAYS TO RECYCLE COMPUTER PARTS

When your business recycles computer parts and other electronic equipment, the impact is counted in big numbers.

The United States generated 6.92 million tons of e waste in 2019. Yet, it only recycled 15% of the materials. If you also consider the value of raw materials in those discarded electronics added up to $7.49 billion, you can easily see the waste is staggering. 

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