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
Global threats to cybersecurity have been steadily rising over the last few years, so much so that cyberattack maps can now be easily found online. According to 2021 statistics, there is a new attack somewhere on the web every... 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
Now more than ever, security precautions and sustainable solutions are top-of-mind for many consumers and businesses. With the increase in cyberattacks and data breaches, combined with the dire need to create less e-waste, it’s critical that end-of-life electronics are... View Article
When people first hear about e-recycling, they’re often surprised to learn that some of the key materials recovered from obsolete electronics are precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum. This fact immediately implies that there’s great wealth to be... 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
There’s a legend about elephants that says when they know their time has come, they quietly leave in the middle of the night and journey to a place called The Elephant Graveyard. In this mythical setting, they peacefully pass... 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
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