• Recycling
    R2 and e-Stewards

    R2 and e-Stewards Certifications: IT Asset Disposition Must-Haves

    The IT asset disposition industry is largely unregulated in the U.S. This probably sets off some alarms…or at least it should. When businesses and consumers hand over end-of-life electronic assets, they hand over sensitive data as well. No one wants their personal data exposed, making them susceptible to fraud. What’s more, businesses are legally obligated to make sure all customer…

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    Electronics Exportation & Data Security Risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 25 percent of the United States’ electronic waste is exported and dumped, rather than being properly recycled. As a result, impoverished regions across Asia and Africa are faced with detrimental environmental and public health consequences. While some devices may be salvageable for reuse, many are burned or buried in large e-waste dumps. This…

  • Recycling

    Introduction to Battery Recycling

    Each year, Americans throw away nearly 3 billion batteries. When batteries go into landfills, there are potentially hazardous heavy metals that threaten the health and safety of our community and our environment. Cadmium, mercury, lead, and lithium are just a few of the toxic chemicals that can leach into our soil and groundwater systems. Proper disposal of batteries is essential…