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what you need to know about e waste recycling in 2021

Up to 50-million metric tons of e-waste is generated each year. That’s nearly 70% of the world’s toxic waste. Retailers are reducing the amount of electronic and hazardous waste produced by their stores. There is a high volume of waste generated by stores, from expired fluorescent bulbs to old lithium batteries. In addition to their own e-waste

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3 things you need to know about recycling fluorescent lamps

According to the most recent facts and figures reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of the 267.8 million tons of waste produced in the USA in 2017, approximately 94 million tons were recycled or composted. Recycling paper, plastic, and glass has become a cultural norm in the US, but we could do even better. Lamp recycling

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3 reasons why recycling is important for our planet

According to studies, climate change is one of the biggest concerns people have for the future of our planet. Recycling is one of the many ways consumers can try and contribute to the fight against climate change. But how does recycling help prevent climate change? Let’s go through why recycling is important for our society. 1. Recycling Saves Space

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illuminating the e waste problem in 2021

In the United States, e-waste is becoming a massive problem. Around 70% of the hazardous material in our landfills is from old circuitry. Computer parts, consoles, and phones all sit around in our landfills, leaking chemicals and raising many health concerns. We need to take accountability. Many businesses are doing their part and staying compliant by using e-waste recycling

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compliant recycilng tips

In a 2019 survey, 2/3 of consumers considered sustainability as a top concern when purchasing products. Newer generations are requesting that businesses do more to protect the environment. Building an eco-friendly business profile starts by following proper waste management guidelines. How do you know if your business is compliant? Keep reading for six easy recycling solutions that’ll keep

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cell phone recycling 2020

You use them every day. They come with you everywhere you go. And then it comes time for an upgrade. Today’s smartphones typically last around two to three years before the battery goes or the software becomes outdated and you start looking for a new one. So what exactly do you do with the old one? Keep

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laptop battery recycilng

That first welcome screen on a fresh laptop. Is there ever a moment of more potential and excitement in a new piece of technology than that? Trading in or upgrading your technology puts a whole refresh on your laptop use. Uploading our information to a new piece of equipment. After you migrate your files, you

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how important is e waste recycling

It’s fair to say that we live in a digital world, and no matter what your business is, it’s almost impossible to get by without using digital technology to some degree. However, all that tech poses a problem when it becomes outdated. Moore’s Law posits that computer processing power doubles every two years or so. Even if

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Everything has a battery. Phones, watches, cameras, even suitcases all seem to come with something removable. So what do you do with these batteries once they’re dead? Throwing them away is wasteful and bad for the environment but often they can’t be tossed in with your regular recycling. Keep reading to learn how battery recycling

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compliant it asset disposal 2020

Compliant IT Asset Disposal Process IT assets include computers, phones, servers, and technology that can store confidential or sensitive data, which is why the IT asset disposal process varies from normal waste management. This guide will serve to help you understand the process. Documenting The growing threat of identity fraud and compromised personal information has forced legislators and

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safely dispose of mercury 2020

It’s estimated that almost 60,000 children are born each year that may develop neurodevelopment problems.  This is because of in utero exposure to mercury. It’s believed that 6 to 8 percent of women between the ages of 16 and 49 are exposed to mercury. Negative side effects are almost guaranteed for infants. That’s because developing embryos are five

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business waste recycling benefits

1. We Make a Lot of Trash In fact, Americans create 200-million tons of trash yearly! That’s four pounds of garbage per person every day.  An estimated 75% of the waste we make is recyclable, but only 30% of that is actually recycled. From electronics to disposable styrofoam cups, we need to take more consideration and change those numbers! 2. That’s

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proper battery disposal 2020

Did you know that batteries have been around for over 200 years? That’s right—they were first invented by Alessandra Volta, an Italian physicist, in 1800. While they worked, however, they had one drawback—they corroded easily. As a result, they didn’t last long. It wasn’t until 1980 that John Goodenough invented the modern lithium-ion battery. Nowadays, we use them for a

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disposing of it assets properly

It’s easy for companies to treat old technology like any other kind of trash. Yet, the projected $18.7 billion global market for IT asset disposal suggests it’s not like any other kind of trash. While shredding can effectively destroy paper copies of records and client information, tech proves a tougher nut to crack. Data persists on hard

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proper e waste disposal services

The U.N. says we only have 11 years before climate change becomes irreversible. Advancing technologies do a lot to ease the tension in our environment. But improper electronic disposal wreaks havoc. If electronics aren’t properly disposed of, it impacts the air, water, and the ground itself. Toxins leech into every part of the ecosystem. On top of

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data breach prevention 2020

The average computer has a lifespan of between three and five years. Many business owners keep their equipment much longer. though, even though it starts slowing down after this point. If one thing is clear, it’s that you’ll need to dispose of your IT assets at some point. When you decide to decommission an IT asset,

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dont throw away electronics

Throwing away old electronics isn’t just bad for the environment, it’s also against the law. Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is 100% recyclable. But, sadly, only about 15% to 20% of all e-waste is recycled. Chances are, you own some electronics you should never throw away in the trash. One of the biggest mistakes you can

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recycling your IT assets

It’s no secret, the United States is ahead of the curve in a lot of things. We have a fantastic entertainment industry and an innovative tech industry. The United States is also a prolific generator of… electronic waste. Over 41 million tons of electronic waste was generated globally in 2014. The United States generated a quarter of

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cfl recycling by mail

CFL Bulb Safety, Disposal and Handling Compact fluorescent light bulbs, also known as CFLs, are a trendy choice today. Because they use up to 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, many families and businesses have replaced most or even all of their indoor lighting with CFLs to take advantage of the savings. However,

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