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What is E-waste? There’s More to this Term than a Lot of People Think

What is e-waste? And how do we dispose of it? The ongoing challenge of how best to dispose of used and unwanted electronics isn’t a new one and dates back at least to the 1970s. But a lot has changed since then, particularly the number of electronics being discarded today compared to the mid-70s. And we also have something else today: a term for this issue. After several terms got suggested, including “Digital rubbish,” a consens...

By: admin | February 4, 2019 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Why is it Important to Recycle E-Waste? Top Examples!

So why is it important to recycle e-waste? There are plenty of good reasons to start recycling your e-waste today. Recycling is a form of behavior, much like exercising and healthy eating. Some people remain more committed to carrying out these goals than others. But one thing we do know is that recycling is, much like exercising and healthy eating, something most people endorse, at least in concept. The vast majority of people seem to acc...

The Top Barriers to E-Waste Recycling and How to Solve Them

There are seen and unseen barriers to e-waste recycling. Here are the top barriers to e-waste recycling and how using this knowledge can help e-waste recycling grow this year.   It’s always encouraging when recycling rates increase. It's refreshing when we learn some countries are doing exceptionally well at recycling their waste. For example, Germany has the best recycling rate in the world followed by Austria, South Korea, and Wales. All ...

How Recycling E-Waste Can Help the Environment and Save African Gorillas

Depending on where you live, your decision to recycle all your used and unwanted electronics can have significant environmental and economic impacts. In fact, recycling e-waste can help the environment. Keeping used electronic devices away from your community landfill makes a huge and long-lasting contribution to the health and well-being of your community. Used electronics contain toxic chemicals, which, if not recycled or disposed of properl...

Top Reasons Why Recycling Protects Healthcare Data

Recycling protects healthcare data? Seems unlikely, doesn’t it? Not so fast. Recycling offers more benefits than just environmental protection. If you regularly visit your local medical center, chances are your top concerns are understanding what your health insurance covers, ensuring that your physician specializes in the area where you need treatment, and making sure all your healthcare needs are met. One thing you probably never think...

By: Chatter Buzz SEO | December 17, 2018 | Uncategorized Read More

National Security and E-waste: Why National Security Concerns Could Lead to Higher Recycling Rates for E-Waste

National security and e-waste have more in common than you might think. Here are a few things we know. Smartphones, everyone loves them. First, they tend to be compact, only weighing about five ounces. The technology behind them keeps expanding and expanding rapidly. If you enjoy what your smartphone can do, chances are by next year, a new version will come along that does even more. And that, in a nutshell, is one of our biggest chal...

E-Waste and Data Security Requires Greater Public Awareness

This holiday season you should be thinking a lot about e-waste and data security, especially if you’re thinking of regifting a used phone, or making a little cash selling or recycling your device. During the holidays, electronics are a hot gift item. Consumers love giving them as presents and receiving them as presents. Sales of electronics soar during this time of year. And there’s often a temptation to avoid the big lines and crowds ...

Benefits of E-Waste Recycling: Top Reasons Why Recycling Remains the Best to Solve E-Waste

On November 15th, online retail giant Amazon hosted something unique across the country: electronic waste collection events in five U.S. cities that showcased the benefits of e-waste recycling. Amazon invited residents to bring their old or unwanted consumer electronics – from computer monitors to cell phones, faxes, and printers – to places where recycling experts were on hand to educate people about the importance of properly disposing of a...

Is it Illegal to Throw Away Electronics? Here’s Why You Should Recycle Electronics.

Is it illegal to throw away electronics? Is it illegal to throw away computers? As a consumer, chances are you’ve thought this question before. The answer is not as nuanced as you may think. If you’re like a lot of consumers, chances are you replace your electronics every few years. While some people toss their old smartphone in a desk drawer or closet, other people choose to put their electronics in the trash. But did you know that de...

By: admin | November 13, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Why the Right to Repair Electronics Movement May Help Us Reduce Our E-Waste Problem

If you ever started losing power in your smartphone and fumed that it was only a few years old, you were probably even angrier when you learned the device couldn’t be repaired. There are two reasons for that. One, the majority of cell phone manufacturers don’t want customers to repair their cells and keep them for a longer period of time but instead upgrade to the newest version. That’s when you may have learned in frustration that the b...

By: admin | November 9, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More