The E-Waste Crisis When we adopt new technology, the old stuff (a.k.a. “e-waste”) doesn’t just disappear. E-recycling is the ongoing effort to properly dispose of e-waste. E-waste presents a modern ecological catastrophe in the making, as components of obsolete electronics... View Article
The growing need for improved e-waste management practices and more robust e-recycling programs is evident, as are many of the factors behind it. Among these, the acceleration of new technology adoption, the continuing rise in consumerism, and the work-from-home... View Article
The Future of E-Waste Management – Part 2 In part one of this article, we talked about the fact that many countries are working diligently on e-waste policies and legislation. Their goal is to reduce the amount of e-waste being... View Article
The Future of E-Waste Management – Part 1 The trend toward complete internet connectivity promises consumers previously unheard of access and convenience. However, the resulting volume of e-waste being generated has already created numerous challenges to the global economy and... View Article
When the pandemic first arrived in 2020, nobody could predict the impact it would have on the global economy, but as the months of lockdown continued, it became abundantly clear the effects would be profound. As consumer demand fell... View Article
Your computer is a few years old and isn’t performing as well as it once did. The same is true with every computer in your organization. As you stare at your screen, you realize that it’s time to replace... View Article
The EPA defines electronic waste, or e-waste, as “used electronics that are nearing the end of their useful life and are discarded, donated or given to a recycler.” This includes home appliances, computers, handheld devices, home entertainment hardware, medical... View Article
In July of 2011, the United States’ Interagency Task Force on Electronics Stewardship (ITES) published the National Strategy for Electronic Stewardship (NSES), a plan for better managing electronics, and specifically e-waste, through the product lifecycle – from design and manufacturing... View Article
When you think of electronics recycling, the first things that come to mind are probably computers, phones, and televisions, which isn’t surprising—they’re items that we know we shouldn’t throw away and are often the ones we let pile up... View Article
Disposing of electronics such as computers, audio/visual equipment, batteries, and printers—items that may contain hazardous materials—is no easy feat. It’s hard to know what to do with them, and improperly disposing of them can come with legal ramifications and hefty... View Article
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