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Environmental Concerns are Boosting the Growth of the Global E-Waste Management System

Electronics represent a booming industry -- worldwide. Consumers across the globe love their devices, from smartphones to laptops to video games and so much more. Consumer electronics are expected to post annual sales increases between $10 billion and $14 billion per year for the foreseeable future. But while the passion for electronics only seems to get stronger with each passing year, there’s also been a sharp increase in something else: h...

By: admin | June 14, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Researchers Discover Innovative Ways to Remove Plastics from used Electronics

It’s been estimated that around the world, people generated 44.7 million metric tons of electronic waste in 2016, with the U.S. alone responsible for 6.3 million tons, or 14 percent of the world’s total. Those are scary numbers because electronic waste has two key components. One is toxins, which when placed in community landfills can pose environmental threats to the soil and water there. That’s a key reason why there’s such a stro...

By: admin | May 29, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Data Security and E-Waste: A Growing Problem That’s Only Getting Worse

Imagine you own a treasure chest, and you’ve placed your most valuable possessions inside it. You feel confident they’re safe because you’ve got a sturdy lock on the chest. The problem is, all a thief needs to do is figure out how to pick open the lock, and everything you have is theirs. These days, a lot of our prized possessions are not material objects but come in the form of electronic data on our laptops and smart phones. In this d...

By: admin | May 21, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Researchers Link Feedstock to New Methods for Recycling e-waste

There’s been a very strong push recently to promote the recycling of electronic waste, which reduces the environmental problems that can result from e-waste ending up in landfills. It’s well documented that the toxins in those electronic devices pose serious hazards to our soil and water. The process for recycling e-waste is about to get more sophisticated and less expensive, thanks to something not usually associated with electronics manu...

By: admin | May 10, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

The UN is building a coalition to combat the growing amount of global e-waste

Community activists are constantly looking for ways to build new coalitions. That’s particularly true for environmental groups that frequently reach out to other community organizations, businesses, and municipal governments. They know that building effective coalitions is the perfect framework for engaging people to address community concerns and challenges. They also know they can achieve far more when they work together as a large, expand...

By: admin | April 17, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Going Green: Environmental Groups Promote Green Electronics for a Healthier Future

Across the globe, consumers have developed a passionate love for all things electronic. IPads, Blackberry devices, Xboxes, Smartphones, Playstations, and Nintendo video games have been phenomenal sellers, bringing endless pleasure to millions. But as Earth Day approaches on April 22, electronics are getting plenty of publicity – and not necessarily in a favorable way. With the Earth Day celebrations encouraging people to become more proactiv...

By: admin | April 10, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Make a Great Contribution to Earth Day: Promote the Recycling of E-Waste

When the first Earth Day was organized in 1970, dedicated environmentalists hoped to shine a spotlight on ways to protect the Earth through smart environmental reforms. That included promoting emerging technologies that would reduce the nation’s reliance on pollutants like insecticides, oil, and coal. What they didn’t realize back then were the problems that advanced technology would eventually create. In 1970, there were no smartphones...

By: admin | April 3, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse: The Simple Ways to Cope with E-Waste

There are now more electronics in the world than ever. We live in the midst of an electronics revolution that’s helped to change how millions of people live and communicate, and it’s brought people around the world much closer. This is a time of great technological advancement. Remember how people used to buy new clothes frequently? Now people change their electronic devices even more quickly. Once each new upgrade comes along, we toss the...

By: admin | March 30, 2018 | Uncategorized Read More

Recycling Can Provide Cost Savings, Strong PR for the Hotel industry

With literally thousands of customers walking through their doors every year, and operations running 24 hours a day, hotels are far more likely to be replacing their equipment and electronics than many other types of businesses. Whether it’s the computers available in the hotel’s business center, to furniture decorating the rooms and lobby, to florescent lights, hotels go through so much wear and tear every year that it’s impossible not ...

By: admin | March 21, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

“Thinner is Better” Smartphones Creating Challenges for e-Waste Recyclers

These days, thin is in -- and that’s not a reference to fitness centers and weight loss clinics. For the past several years, the designers and manufacturers of smartphones have been committed to a new manta: “thinner is better.” The days of bulkier smartphones appear to be over, and today’s innovation is making electronics that get thinner and thinner. Some of the most recent high-end Android smartphones come with particularly extreme ...

By: admin | March 16, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More