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May

Can You Get Money For Old Computers?

One of the more common questions about recycling electronics is, “Can I make any easy cash from doing this?” If there’s a recycling option for your old computer that also gets you some money, that’s a classic win-win! Not all electronic waste (e-waste) can be easily recycled for money, but there are several opportunities that you should be aware of, especially if

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24
Apr

How Do I Dispose Electronic Waste For My Business?

E-waste or electronic waste is a general term for electronic devices that need to be disposed. While it certainly applies to the average computers or smartphones users, businesses can also produce a large amount of e-waste – and they aren’t always sure how to deal with it. Offices especially, can generate lots of e-waste when they upgrade their computer systems or

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19
Mar

Top 8 Electronic Recycling Myths You’re Believing

The electronic recycling industry has evolved quickly over the past years to deal with the growing problem of e-waste – and how it should be properly disposed of. This is good news – we have access to the latest techniques for recycling that are easier than ever and increasingly available to homes and businesses. However, the fast development of the

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25
Feb

10 E-Waste Facts You Need to Know

E-Waste or electronic waste, simply refers to electronic devices that are thrown out or recycled. However, behind this simple term is a complex global problem: What exactly should we do with old electronics? They take an immense amount of energy and resources to create, and the materials used mean that they can’t be safely put into a landfill like many

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13
Jan

Is E-Waste Hurting Your Health?

E-waste, or electronic waste, gets its own special name because it’s a particularly difficult type of waste to deal with. It refers to all the electronics that are thrown away, including computers, televisions, printers, phones, datapads, and all similar devices. While most waste can be safely recycled or disposed of in landfills, etc., e-waste has different challenges. Today’s complex electronics

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10
Jul

History of Electronic Waste Recycling Industry

Have you ever stopped to think about how much electronic waste you produce each year? It’s mind-blowing and you are just one person. Think about how much electronic waste the world as a whole produces! The need for properly disposing of electronic waste becomes greater and even more important by the day. When did electronic waste disposal begin and where

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10
Jun

5 Different Ways To Recycle Old Electronics

Do you have old electronics that need to be trashed? Do you know how to properly dispose of them? Disposing of old electronics isn’t as simple as just tossing them into the trash. You have to consider the environment and other serious matters such as the security of your personal information or that of your business and customer data. So what are

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13
May

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Computer Disposal For Small Businesses

The mishandling of a consumer’s personal data is serious, even if it was unintentional. This could easily happen such as in the case of data being hacked from an old computer that was improperly disposed of. Have your old business computers been properly disposed of? Many small business owners believe, perhaps based on old information, that they have properly disposed

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8
Jul

BAN & Dell Pilot E-Scrap Tracking Program

The Texas-based Dell computer company has partnered with the Washington State-based Basel Action Network (BAN). BAN is a privately run watchdog group dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives. Part of the way BAN works toward this goal is by developing advanced Electronics Recycling programs. Their mission statement is to “champion global environmental health and justice by ending toxic trade,
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16
Apr

E-Waste Facts & Statistics

E-Waste Stats From business to consumer electronics the industry is constantly changing, but what happens to your E-Waste when you "upgrade?" Here are some statistics: In 2014 the United States generated roughly 11.7 million tons of e-waste. By the end of 2018, that number is expected to increase by 49.8 million tons. (source) Currently, only 15%-20% of e-waste is recycled
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