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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? 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 depending on where you live, that throwin...

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

Top Reasons Why Lithium-Ion Batteries in e-Waste Require More Recycling

There are a lot of good reasons to recycle your used electronics. Lithium-ion batteries in e-Waste is one of them. Recycling helps protect our environment, lowers the cost of manufacturing new products, and enables the e-waste recycling industry to create jobs. Low recycling rates for e-waste are a worldwide problem. It requires a global solution. We need to improve our recycling rates for e-waste. But another reason to recycle e-waste i...

By: admin | October 24, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Skyrocketing E-Waste: A Global Waste Management Problem

Waste management is becoming a bigger challenge across the globe. And that's particularly true of e-Waste. When the first International E-Waste Day was announced for Oct. 13, organizers invited the public to consider some sobering facts about how waste management and e-Waste are impacting our lives. Developed by the WEEE Forum, an international association of e-waste collection organizations in 20 nations, this new annual day was designed t...

By: admin | October 18, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

New “Green” iPhone is a Good Start, but More Green Electronics Recycling is Still Needed

The time appears to have arrived for green electronics recycling. Last April, Apple announced that its global facilities would be powered entirely by clean energy. That's a 100% commitment to fighting climate change and working toward a healthier environment. Their clean energy now fuels Apple offices, retail stores, and data centers in 43 countries. It's what Apple CEO Tim Cook called a commitment to “leaving the world better than we fou...

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

Defining E-Waste: The Top Reasons Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Recycle

If someone asked you what can be done about e-Waste, what would you say? When the subject of e-waste comes up, it’s usually in an environmental context. The image most people have of e-waste is electronics device that are mass produced, like smart phones, and get updated so rapidly that the number of used phones being discarded keeps rising. Since only about a third of unwanted smartphones gets recycled today, that means most end up in a ...

By: admin | August 28, 2018 | Electronics Recycling Read More

Why Does Europe Have Stronger E-Waste Recycling Than the U.S.?

In the United States, there are no federal environmental laws that deal with the disposal of e-waste or address the environmental impact of tossing used electronics out with regular household trash. The states have no federal rules to follow, no regulations to be complied with. Basically, the issue has been left to the states to decide, and 25 states and the District of Columbia have responded by drafting their own e-waste recycling laws. A...

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

With E-Waste Posing Environmental Risks, Can Ethical Electronics Manufacturing Be the Solution?

In this digital age we’re in, when there are more smartphones than people in the world, it’s been noted that technology has made all our lives better – except when it doesn’t. You might think that’s a reference to devices that malfunction from time to time. You know, we come to rely on our phones or laptops and go crazy when they stop working. But that’s not the concern here. Everything breaks down from time to time, and we either ...

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