R2 recycling

WATCH: WHY R2 RECYCLING IS SO IMPORTANT

Morgan Stanley did not prioritize R2 recycling — and it ended in disaster. In this video, GER President Kristina Picciotti weighs in on the importance of working with the right electronics recycler.

Nothing underscores the importance of R2 recycling more than the recent Morgan Stanley data breach. The multinational financial services company and investment bank terminated a contract with its trusted ITAD partner in favor of a company with no experience in the business of sanitizing end-of-life IT assets.

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absolute data destruction

SEEKING ABSOLUTE DATA DESTRUCTION? LOOK FOR CERTIFIED ERASURE.

For your most sensitive data, seek verification of absolute data destruction and beware of methods that don’t fulfill data sanitization requirements. 

How can I know my business data has been completely erased and is irrecoverable even with the most sophisticated methods? We get questions along those lines quite often and our answer goes something like this: Absolute data destruction includes more than the secure erasure of data. The solution must also verify its successful completion and produce an auditable, tamper-proof certificate of destruction to prove compliance with global regulations.

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witnessed destruction

WITNESSED DESTRUCTION OF IT ASSETS: HOW IT IS DONE

For added peace of mind, witnessed destruction lets you monitor the permanent destruction of your most sensitive assets and data

A common query that we receive is about witnessed destruction. How do I know sensitive data has been destroyed? Can I observe the process myself? How does it work? Do I receive some type of verification? To answer those questions, we wrote this blog post.

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computer recycling

THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT COMPUTER RECYCLING

No matter what, your company will eventually need to pursue computer recycling. Here are 3 facts to keep in mind. 

Are the backrooms of your company turning into a computer junkyard? Whether your equipment has gone obsolete after a companywide upgrade or needs to be disposed of following a merger, the question of what should happen to your e-waste needs to be tackled before that pile becomes a permanent fixture. 

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corporate e waste recycling

WHAT YOU CAN GAIN FROM OVERHAULING YOUR APPROACH TO CORPORATE E WASTE RECYCLING

Recycling corporate e waste shouldn’t be a hassle. By eliminating confusion and disorder, you score environmental, brand, and operational wins

Evaluating the performance of your electronics recycling partner — or partners — is one of those tasks that tends to get pushed back by day-to-day work demands. It may require a major hiccup for a company to take note that the electronic recycler is not meeting standards. Alternatively, you may be facing a scenario in which the issues keep mounting until the situation gradually deteriorates from “make-do” to unsustainable.

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company culture

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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selecting an itad partner

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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data sanitization

THE TELLTALE SIGNS OF DATA SANITIZATION DONE RIGHT

Data sanitization makes your data permanently unrecoverable, but don’t leave without verification.

Sometimes being careful is still not enough. While organizations rightfully pour resources into preventing data breaches while their electronic equipment is in use, it is equally important to establish protocols for what happens after said equipment is no longer needed. These days, your organization likely has a legal and regulatory duty to dispose of sensitive customer or proprietary information in a manner that renders it fully irretrievable. 

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ITAD partner

IN AN INCREASINGLY CROWDED MARKET, HOW DO YOU FIND THE RIGHT ITAD PARTNER?

These days, you should expect a lot more from your ITAD partner than a check-the-box strategy. Here’s what to look for.  

Repeated mishaps, lack of flexibility, disappointing returns. If your current ITAD partner is turning in a lackluster performance, it’s time to look elsewhere for a better fit. Whether you are decommissioning a data center, undertaking a refresh cycle, or disposing of excess manufacturing components, you will benefit from a partnership centered around your needs, not the other way around.  

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