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13
Aug

Why Should I Buy a Refurbished Phone Instead of a Used Phone?

Are you looking for a new phone, but don’t want to pay that outrageous price just so you can have the latest and greatest version? Buy a refurbished phone. Why would I want to buy someone else’s problem? Well, technically, you’re not and here’s why… There are plenty of misconceptions about buying refurbished phones. Many people believe a refurbished phone is one

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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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22
Feb

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s First Annual Electronic Recycling Event Recap

Even Guenon Monkeys support Stream Recycling (they're sitting on our boxes). On Saturday, January 13th, the Zoo held its first electronics recycling event in partnership with Stream Recycling. Though it was a bit of a cold morning, 532 pounds of electronic equipment was collected and sent for recycling. Recycling old electronics recovers valuable materials that can be used to make
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31
Dec

Tips for Buying a Refurbished Computer

Computer recycling doesn’t always involve dismantling the device for parts. Some computers that show little to no cosmetic damage and are relatively new, are now being “refurbished” and put back on the market as “used” or rebuilt devices. Many have upgrades included that make them better and more functional than they were when they were new. What is a “Refurbished

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27
Nov

From Recycling to Refurbished

Electronic devices are everywhere. If one breaks it is can be easily replaced by a newer, more improved model. When this happens, many people take their device to am electronics recycling center. The fact is, electronics recycling is becoming a major business. It’s a much better solution to recycle the components of an electronic device than to allow them to

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23
Oct

Should You Dismantle Your Electronics Before Recycling?

Communities have learned the value of electronics recycling, especially when it comes to the disposal of outdated or broken electronics. Computers, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices contain a variety of valuable materials that can be used again and again if they are recycled correctly. Even though your first thought may be to dismantle your computer or other electronic devices

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25
Sep

How to Remove Data and Personal Info Before E-Recycling

The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that the U.S. alone throws away over 9.4 million tons of electronics every year. This means that there is a multitude of resources that could be reused—for instance, energy from one million laptops which can power 3,657 households for an entire year— that are just being tossed in the trash. Within one million

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14
Aug

The State of Electronics Recycling

According to a collaborative report between Electronics Recyclers International, Inc., and Global Focus, North America that was published on April 6, 2016, for Knowledge@Wharton, the United States does not have a federal law that requires the recycling of electronic equipment. There is also no law to prohibit companies from sending the electronic waste from discarded equipment to developing countries. The

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29
Jul

Dispose of your old electronics for free and feed the hungry

Operation shredding hunger takes place Saturday 7/29/2017 TAMPA – Stream Recycling’s Tampa facility is where old data goes to die. Customers pay the Tampa electronics recycler to destroy and recycle everything from hard drives to modems. But this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Stream is offering its waste services for free. Stream and paper shredder Proshred plans to

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5
Jul

Help The Environment Through E-Recycling

It’s easy for you to tell your employees that electronics recycling is more than “just a good idea.” Every organization can stand to put extra effort into taking a closer look at what they’re throwing away, and wondering if there could be a better use for their unwanted electronic items, rather than automatically tossing them all into the trash. But brighter,

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