Recycling Blog

24
Aug

What is Data Wiping?

Importance of Data Wiping Data wiping is a process through which digitally stored information on a device is made inaccessible. A wipe thoroughly overwrites any existing storage arrays, effectively rendering them illegible and buried. Digital information storage is coordinated by sequences of binary code. A series of these binary values is allocated to a matrix in a specific arrangement that

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7
Jul

How are Electronics Refurbished?

According to the team of researchers at DoSomething.org, e-waste represents more than 2% of all trash in landfills throughout America. Further studies show that America’s e-waste represents more than 70% of its total toxic waste! As technology continues to evolve and change the way that we live our lives, we must become more attentive to what we do with the

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27
Apr

What Happens to Your Computer After You Recycle It?

We receive frequent questions about what really happens when e-waste like a computer is picked up for recycling: That’s great! The recycling process should always be open and transparent so that it’s clear it really is making a difference. This may be especially important for organizations that want to meet internal sustainability goals of their own, or e-waste regulations in

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9
Feb

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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9
Feb

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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2
Dec

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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3
Nov

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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23
Jun

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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29
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 of. While it certainly applies to the average computers or smartphone users, businesses can also produce a large amount of electronic waste – and they aren’t always sure how to deal with it. Offices especially, can generate lots of e-waste when they upgrade their

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