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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ITAD SERVICES IN ARIZONA? WHAT TO LOOK FOR. 

A few features, in particular, tend to set legitimate ITAD companies apart from the pack. 

The ITAD space is busy. In recent years, new companies have adopted the IT Asset Disposition label at an increasing rate, making the job of finding the right match for your retired IT assets even harder than before. Arizona is no exception. 

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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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e waste disposal

WHAT TO LEARN FROM THE LATEST E WASTE DISPOSAL FAILURES

Firestone Complete Auto Care joins Walmart and Morgan Stanley with its own e waste disposal debacle. 

In the past six months, we’ve devoted several blog posts to highlighting e waste disposal failures by big companies. The sheer number of issues really underscores how challenging the task of parting with retired IT equipment can be.

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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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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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