Recycling Blog


Steps to Follow Before Recycling Your Old Computer

Personal computers are a core part of our lives and are packed with information about us, our jobs, our families, our finances, and much more. That’s useful – but it also means that getting rid of an old computer can be a challenge. There are recycling options that will help dispose of a computer in a safe way, but you

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RIOS and R2 Form Partnership to Support Recycling

Sustainable Electronic Recycling International (SERI), and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), have announced an alliance between SERI and ISRI to facilitate collaboration to improve training and education programs, streamline the process for companies seeking R2 and RIOS certifications, lower the overall cost of certification and support the responsible recycling, reuse and repair of electronics, according to a news

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Benefits of GPS Tracking for Electronics Recycling

In recent years a new wave of GPS technology has risen specifically in waste management and recycling, especially when it comes to recycling electronic waste (or e-waste) properly. There are numerous benefits of GPS tracking for electronics recycling that is utilized by a growing number of organizations. Organizations like the Basel Action Network (BAN) have been using GPS trackers like

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How to Properly Destroy a Hard Drive 

How to Properly Destroy a Hard Drive  Data is both more valuable and more open to theft than it has ever been before. While privacy laws and data regulations are trying to keep up with how people use data in the modern world – and how advanced hacking or theft methods have become – a lot of data security still

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What Is Data Security And How To Dispose of Data Devices Safely

These days, every business deals – at least a little – have to deal with sensitive data. From payment information to company plans, there’s always something that needs to be protected: That’s where data security comes in. Data security is simply all of a business’s plans on how to protect data from unwanted loss, theft, or manipulation. It has both

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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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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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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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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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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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