01 Aug 2016
August 1, 2016

E-Waste… What does it mean?

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We’ve all heard of “e-waste”, but what is qualified as e-waste exactly?   E-Waste Definition “E-Waste” or “Electronic Waste” or “e-scrap” is the term used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded appliances using electricity. It includes computers, phones, consumer electronics, fridges etc which have been disposed of by their original users. “E-waste” is used as.. read more →

  When your business is ready to replace its IT equipment, it is also time for data destruction. Nobody wants sensitive data to be left out there for the grabs, so ITAD recyclers have developed techniques to protect your data. Check out various methods for secure data destruction here! Now we know that our data.. read more →

  Recycling is what we should all be doing. But how our recycling habits and the constant arrival of new technology affects the e-waste industry? Waste360 spoke with Jason Linnell, executive director for the National Center for Electronics Recycling, and Eugene Niuh, business development director for Omnisource Electronics Recycling to learn more about the latest.. read more →

Recycling e-waste is already great. It enables the reuse of rare earth elements and precious metals like gold and silver, that are contained in electronics. But what if it could also help save lives?   Recycling cellphones into medical equipment IBM research scientists just made a discovery that could help with the e-waste problem. Indeed,.. read more →

Choosing the right option for recycling your old IT devices can be tough. Your company probably has a recycler down the street that will take your used technology equipment for free, but there is also the possibility to hire a certified e-waste recycling company… So which one should you pick to help your company in.. read more →

  Are your company computers and servers 3 years or older? It might not be too late to make some money by replacing them as soon as possible. Replacing a whole batch of IT equipment can seem useless and very costly, especially when the devices are still working… But that’s not always true, in fact,.. read more →

If your company has storage filled with old technology, it’s probably time to do something about it. Summer is here, business is slower, so get ready for the fall by doing some asset recovery! What is Asset Recovery? “Asset recovery, also known as investment or resource recovery, is the process of maximizing the value of.. read more →

Recycling your old technology devices is great for the environment already… Taking them to a certified recycler is even better. But what if ongoing researches were about to make IT equipment disposal even more eco-friendly?   That’s what researchers like William Bonificio from Harvard University and Eric Schelter from University of Pennsylvania are working on.. read more →

  A report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that illegally traded and dumped e-waste is worth up to $19 billion every year and causes severe health risks. Millions of tons of used technology equipment are smuggled to Asia and Africa, where they end up in landfills. The electronic industry generates about 41.. read more →