A category focused on E-waste, Electronics Recycling, and Industry News.

Do you have a pile of old electronics sitting in the closet? A drawer full? Maybe you’ve even devoted a small room of your home to outdated electronics? Congratulations: You’re the proud owner of a tech graveyard! Take a peek in the dusty corner of your workplace, and you might find one there as well… read more →

18 Nov 2015
November 18, 2015

Studies Show the Value of e-Waste

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Value of E-waste “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” may be an old saying, but it still holds true when it comes to at least one kind of trash: discarded electronics, known as e-waste. How often is trash actually valuable? Not often, but when it comes to e-waste, almost every device has a variety.. read more →

If you’ve ever seen a photo of old electronics tossed into a huge pile in a landfill, then you’ve probably gotten a pretty good snapshot of the global growing e-waste crisis. We’re going through technology just as quickly as we produce it, and devices are becoming obsolete in record time. The problem? Those devices end.. read more →

06 Nov 2015
November 6, 2015

Clever Ways to Reuse Old Technology

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Most of us have way more outdated technology than we expect. Think about it. How much old “junk” do you have sitting around the house? Your old electronics might be obsolete, but they don’t have to gather dust in a drawer or worse, in the trash. Why repurpose? Simple—it’s good for you and good for.. read more →

We’re Awful at E-waste Recycling The rumors are true: we’re doing a terrible job as a nation at recycling our old electronics. Just 12% of our e-waste ends up in certified recycling facilities, according to the UN’s 2014 report. We’re not alone in this (unfortunately), as globally, many countries fare even worse—with Australia reporting just.. read more →

If you’re like most people, then you sometimes replace devices when they’re still in good working condition. It’s true that some people (and companies) work their equipment to the breaking point and finally upgrade, but it’s far more common to upgrade before a device has become completely obsolete. So what do you do with a.. read more →

On the surface, electronics look harmless—but there’s a lot buried beneath the shiny cases and modern logos—and a lot of it is metal. Electronics require many different components to be able to function, and these components are often made of various metals. While some of these metals are precious and worth salvaging, others are harmful.. read more →

08 Oct 2015
October 8, 2015

Small Office Changes to go Green

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“Going green” has been a movement for the last several years, and we all need to do our part to protect the environment. Companies can generate consumer and client goodwill by joining the movement, but it can be daunting to get started. Here are some simple ways to make your office “greener” and move toward.. read more →

When you think of widespread illegal activity, your first thought probably doesn’t move to old, broken electronics—also known as e-waste. You might not know that in the United States and globally, there are a host of laws regulating the disposal and recycling of e-waste, and that these laws continue to become stricter each year, in.. read more →

Which Countries Generate the Most E-waste? When we’re discarding items on a day to day basis, it can be easy to think that what we’re throwing away is insignificant compared to the rest of the population. But all that waste really adds up, and when you see the hard data about how much trash we.. read more →