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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Made From E-waste

With less than a year to go before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Organizing Committee (TOCOG) has finally unveiled the design of the medals that will grace the necks of all 5,000 winners. After a nationwide competition in Japan, which was open to both professional designers and design students, a specially assigned selection panel combed through more than 400 entries before deciding on the ideas presented by Junichi Kawanishi, Dir...

By: admin | August 9, 2019 | Electronics Recycling Read More

What is Environmental Liability?

Environmental Liability is the potential environmental cost that a consumer acquires when purchasing a product or service. Being aware of your environmental liability as a business is not only ethically responsible but fiscally responsible. Environmental disasters can hurt your reputation and with the EPA’s newly created National Enforcement Initiatives (NEIs), it can lead to massive fines and other financial punishment.  Businesses should ...

By: admin | July 24, 2019 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Data Liability: Is Your Data At Risk?

To prevent data liability and/or a data breach, you need to make sure that you find the right company who can destroy and sanitize data from a hard drive.  If you have ever gotten rid of, sold, or tossed out a computer then you (hopefully) know how important it is to purge your device of all data. After years of having your computer save all of your passwords or saving all of your important documents onto it if anyone gets their hands on it i...

By: admin | July 8, 2019 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Effects of Electronic Waste Pollution

Electronic waste, also called e-waste, is the name for electronic devices that have come towards the end of their useful life, are outdated, or have been replaced. The most common devices include computers, monitors, televisions, stereos, copiers, printers, fax machines, cellphones, DVD players, cameras, batteries, and many more electronic devices. These used electronics can be reused, resold, salvaged, or recycled. However, more often than no...

By: admin | June 25, 2019 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Why Recycling Electronics is Important

With the advancement of technology, companies are constantly churning out new devices. While this influx of new tech has brought about tremendous societal benefits, it also has its downsides. This influx means that many of our old devices are now obsolete—this is called end-of-life (EOL) electronics or e-waste. The explosive growth in e-waste has led to a rapidly escalating issue of our old devices ending up in landfills, where toxic materi...

By: admin | June 22, 2019 | Electronics Recycling Read More

How to Properly Recycle Electronics

With technology constantly advancing, like a new iPhone coming out every year, the rate at which we create e-waste is rising exponentially. So what do you do with the devices that you’re no longer using? Recycle. Thankfully, learning how to properly recycle electronics isn’t difficult. According to Gartner, a tech research company, approximately 1.5 billion cellphones were bought in 2017. That’s about one phone for every five people aliv...

By: admin | June 19, 2019 | Electronics Recycling Read More

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 d...

By: admin | June 15, 2019 | Electronics Recycling Read More

How to Recycle a Computer for Your Business

With Apple and other computer giants releasing new technology every year and devices quickly becoming obsolete, consumers and businesses are needing to purchase newer and newer tech more often. But what do we do with our outdated technology? Oftentimes, they sit in our junk drawers or take up space in our closet or landfills, but there’s a better way of getting rid of old computers. Here's how to recycle a computer. Whether they’re laptop...

By: admin | June 5, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More

How Your Business Can Reap The Benefits of E-waste Recycling

With the continued advances in technology, we’re constantly needing to update our devices in order to stay current but when you run a business and need to replace hundreds or thousands of devices, this can be pricey. That's where the benefits of e-waste recycling for your business comes in. One of the many benefits of e-waste recycling for your business is that you can regain some of your initial investment and apply it towards your new tec...

By: admin | May 31, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More

Bringing Awareness to the Hazards of E-waste with E-waste Art

E-waste could have horrible impacts on our environment and, eventually, our health, but some artists are doing their part by creating e-waste art. You wouldn’t expect the word “e-waste” to inspire creativity, but artists all over the world are doing just that–being creative. E-waste art is exactly what it sounds like: creating art by recycling electronics that are no longer in use. The goal of these artisans is to raise awareness of...

By: admin | May 8, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More