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
In April of 2019, the co-founders of Washington state’s largest recycler, Total Reclaim, were each sentenced to 28 months in prison. Their company was highly reputable, contracted to handle e-waste from the City of Seattle, the University of Washington,... View Article
In a recent Employment Confidence Survey, Glassdoor found that 4 out of 5 employees preferred benefits or perks more than a pay raise. These included traditional benefits such as healthcare insurance and paid vacation, but significant numbers of employees also... View Article
Properly disposing of e-waste can be a challenge—it’s hard to know where to go, what materials are accepted, and whether your data will remain secure in the process. But what really happens when you finally dispose of it? Last month,... View Article
The “out with the old, in with the new” mindset is becoming ever more popular. However, the reality is that rather than being taken “out,” old electronics pile up in our homes and offices. In fact, it’s estimated that only... View Article
The importance of recycling, especially recycling electronic waste (e-waste), has never been more top of mind during our everyday personal and professional lives. Reports on developing countries receiving e-waste from first-world countries are garnering internet headlines. Yet, even individuals or... View Article
Technology has dramatically changed for businesses and households over the last three decades. It has transformed the way we communicate at work—and in our personal lives as well. Think about your own interactions with cell phones and computers over the... View Article
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