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Scary Facts About E-Waste (Infographic)

Scary Facts About E-Waste (Infographic)

Halloween may be the only day of the year where people enjoy being scared and spooked. From haunted houses to scary movies, we all love a good fright to go with our bowl-fulls of candy. However, fiction can never quite master the scares delivered by shear reality, and this particular reality is quite terrifying. ThisRead more

E-Waste is in the Eye of the Beholder

E-Waste is in the Eye of the Beholder

What’s the difference between a pile of e-waste and a stack of used electronics? For most, the answer is “not much.” This answer, however, sheds light on a consumerist mindset prevalent in the developed world that contributes to a growing, global problem. E-waste, short for electronic waste, is technological equipment that has been discarded. ItRead more

IT Asset Recovery and the Triple Bottom Line, Pt. 2

IT Asset Recovery and the Triple Bottom Line, Pt. 2

To build a sustainable future, businesses must lead the way and make decisions that account for more than just the traditional bottom line – profit. The triple bottom line is a framework that includes social and environmental concerns, as well as profit, as the deciding factors for business decisions. When it comes to your company’sRead more

IT Asset Recovery and the Triple Bottom Line, Pt. 1

IT Asset Recovery and the Triple Bottom Line, Pt. 1

We are all familiar with the bottom line. Profitability is the key motivator in business decisions. But as more people turn their attention to broader issues of sustainability, profit isn’t and perhaps shouldn’t be the only motivation. This is the idea behind the triple bottom line. Rather than relying on profit as the ultimate determinerRead more

Certified Recycling Standards Protect People

Certified Recycling Standards Protect People

As I’ve written before, certified recycling protects the environment. To achieve the certification, recyclers must adhere to a strict code of standards that ensure recycled material is processed in an ethical and environmentally friendly way. But what many may not realize is that certified recycling standards don’t just protect the environment, they also protect people.Read more

Why the US is Buying Its Own E-Waste without Knowing

Why the US is Buying Its Own E-Waste without Knowing

I’ve talked before about the damaging effects of the illegal e-scrap trade. Unscrupulous recyclers export discarded electronics from the United States to China or Africa, where the components are broken down in crude recycling facilities. There, our old electronics and computer equipment are stripped down by hand, washed in acid, and smelted in simple cruciblesRead more

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