Is your current hardware sufficient for your business goals? What can be updated versus what needs to be overhauled? How can costs be recouped through ITAD?
Though the process can seem overwhelming, you can follow these simple steps to get a jumpstart on your e waste management strategy. Find out why it’s important to partner with a qualified electronics recycler to schedule an assessment before your devices reach end-of-life.Read More
In the near future, your favorite ring or necklace might be formed from someone’s discarded mobile phone or gaming console.
In 2020, Pandora—one of the world’s largest jewelry manufacturers—announced that by 2025 all of its jewelry would be created from recycled gold and silver sourced, in part, from electronic waste. A growing number of small and large jewelers are turning to more sustainable alternatives to traditional mining practices, including using e waste as a source for precious metals. We’ll explore the impact this newer IT asset recycling trend could have for the environment and jewelry industry, and how electronic recycling companies are responding.Read More
Did you know your old—even nonfunctioning—electronics could still have value?
With a massive and growing amount of electronics being tossed each year, environmental agencies and concerned citizens around the globe have been putting an increasing amount of pressure on waste management to dispose of e waste responsibly. Many junk removal operations, however, remain unaware of the hidden revenue stream e waste can offer. Before you throw small or large electronics into the trash pile, consider recycling the e waste from your junk removal operations.Read More
Why does International E Waste Day matter, and what should you be doing for October 14th? In this article, we’ll review the importance of International E Waste Day, and preview what’s on tap for 2022.
Initially created in 2018 by WEEE Forum (an international association of e waste collectors), International E Waste Day is observed globally every October 14th. This day serves as an important reminder of the massive global impact of e waste, and the importance of methods such as e waste recycling to combat the growing amount of discarded electronics.
We spell out the details on common corporate electronics recycling terms and what they mean for your business.
Pop quiz: Do you know the following industry terms? ITAD, e waste, reverse supply chain. We’re here to help you navigate these — and other — common corporate electronics recycling terms.Read More
UNTAPPED RESOURCE: HOW A CORPORATE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS MONEY AND TIME
Recycling e waste brings rewards to businesses, including a potential new revenue stream, sustainability leadership and brand safeguarding—not to mention recycling electronics is simply the right thing to do.
Keeping in mind the average lifespan of an office computer is only estimated to be between three and five years, how does a company safely (and sustainably) dispose of used computers and IT equipment on a regular basis?Read More
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.
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