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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

Global report urges worldwide effort to promote e-waste recycling

It’s a staggering figure -- $55 billion in U.S. dollars, which is higher than the 2016 gross domestic product of most countries in the world. And it represents the total value of recoverable materials in 2017 from e-waste, or used electronics that have outlived their usefulness. The problem, according to the International Solid Waste Association, is that the figure doesn’t apply to what was recovered financially courtesy of used electro...

By: admin | February 26, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

World leaders looking for global solutions for e-waste

When experts from 42 countries took part in the annual International Electronics Recycling Congress conference in January, their goal was to study and report on the growing environmental challenges worldwide if the recycling rates for e-waste do not start to increase significantly. The 480 experts who met in Salzburg, Austria also looked more hopefully toward the future -- in particular, at who would benefit the most from the increasing volume...

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

Too many used smartphones now pose major environmental risks

As 2017 came to an end, capping off a year when the economy was very vibrant, there was an interesting footnote around holiday sales. It was reported that after years of increasing at a steady pace, smartphone sales actually dropped. The decrease was small. Smartphone shipments capped out just below 1.5 billion in 2016, then experienced a 0.1 percent dip in 2017. That’s not much of a drop. But it does reflect the first time since 2008 that f...

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

E-Waste recycling remains the top solution for discarded electronics, new report states

The United Nations is trying to sound the alarm about a fast-growing health and environmental concern. It’s a problem that poses risks to our soil, groundwater, and even the air we breathe. And this growing health and safety concern is linked to something very close to home for most of us: our electronic devices. First of all, the UN released a report on the problem of discarded electronics. And the agency urged an increased investment in...

By: admin | January 31, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More