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3 Reasons To Wait One More Year Before Upgrading Your Computer

Upgrading your computer something you will consider when you think your PC is not working well anymore. However, you should think twice before acting. This article reveals the 3 simple..

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7 Reasons You Should Recycle An Old Computer

Computer Recycling Advancement in technology continues to grow at a galloping rate, such that every year better models of computers are released. This in return renders the old models obsolete,..

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Counterfeit Goods Trafficking Puts Renewed Emphasis on Industry Certifications

Scandal continues to disrupt the electronics recycling industry – again the result of unscrupulous activity from trusted industry players. And when such a scandal hits, it’s usually accompanied by a..


DEA Laboratory Awarded Federal Green Challenge Award

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Western Laboratory was presented the Federal Green Challenge award at the DEA National Lab Directors Conference on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The award was in..


Electronic Waste Recycling Shows Promise for Skills Training

Addressing Our Growing E-Waste Problem We all know by now that reducing waste, reusing everyday items for other purposes, and..


Federal Government’s Green Initiative Challenge Program Sees Success

As an exercise aimed at promoting environmental awareness and the beneficial effects of electronic product recycling, the United States Environmental..


Hong Kong to Build $550 Million E-Recycling Facility

A German recycling company, ALBA Integrated Waste Solutions, recently won a $550 million contract to construct and run Hong Kong’s first e-recycling center. Awarded by the Hong Kong Environmental Protection..

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How E-Waste Is Harmful to Your Health

E-waste is a term used for electronic products and computers that are thrown out, including laptops, tablets, printers, phones, game consoles, televisions, and DVD players, to name a few. Over..


Illinois Increases Manufacturers’ Mandated E-Waste Recycling Targets

In an effort to curb the growing electronic waste problem, Illinois recently passed legislation requiring an increase in the volume of electronic waste that manufacturers are mandated to recycle. As..

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Is Recycling Cost Effective?

In elementary school, you may have heard the phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” With current rates of sustainability, this phrase may become more relevant than chanting the phrase in a third..

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Should Recycling Be Mandatory ?

According to Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), nearly 30 million to 40 million metric tons of Electronic waste, also known as E-waste, are generated every year in one form or the..


The Recycling Imperative – Why Recycling is Important

There’s much talk about recycling these days – what to recycle, how to recycle, and the many benefits. You may have asked yourself why recycling is important – it doesn’t..

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Where Does E-Waste Go?

Electronic waste is the waste generated from discarded electronic devices. Electrical devices that are no longer in use or those meant to be recycled or reused can also be considered..

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Who Invented Recycling, and Why is it so Important ?

Recycling may seem like a relatively new concept, but researching who invented recycling shows that for centuries in the past, recycling was a way of life. People of the distant..


Woman Leaves Rare $200,000 + Apple I Computer at Local Recycling Center

A California electronics recycling center is at a dead end, hoping to hand over a check for $100,000 to an unidentified woman who dropped off an extremely rare Apple I..


EPA Hails E-Recycling Progress and Opportunities to Improve

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report showing progress in e-recycling (electronic waste recycling) on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Washington D.C. Additionally, EPA representatives identified opportunities for..

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How Does Recycling Electronics Help the Environment?

What is E-Waste? Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, comprised 1.87 million short tons of consumer matter in 2013. This amount accounts for 40% of total recycled consumer electronics. A..

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What Is E-Waste and Why Is It a Problem

Today more than ever, people are becoming more concerned with recycling. We have trash bins to separate plastic from paper, and even glass bottles by their color. This is a..

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The Smartphone E-Waste Epidemic [Infographic]

  Find out why the growing e-waste numbers are a concern and what to do about it. What is E-Waste and why you should be concerned about putting a lid..

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E-Waste Recycling Process

Have you ever wondered how the e-waste recycling process works? The act of recycling is a process that starts with us, as individuals. Every recyclable item is put through this..


How to Degauss a Hard Drive

Do you know how to degauss a hard drive? Degaussing a hard-drive is a little bit more complicated than just erasing all of the data like when you format a..


How to Recycle Electronics Devices

Although many people out there know about recycling in general, there are still a lot of people who do not how to recycle electronics. There’s a difference in the way..

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How to Dispose of a Printer

Responsible disposable of our electronic products is very important, not only for our environment, but also for our health. Do you know how to dispose of a printer properly and..


How to Get Rid of Old Computers

Would you like some ideas on how to get rid of old computers responsibly? These days technology is so popular, it’s no longer just the computer geeks who end up..


Recycling Computer Parts

waste (a.k.a. e-waste) is on the rise and is becoming an issue all across the globe. The problem is worse in developing countries than it is in developed countries, like..

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What Is a CRT TV?

What is a CRT TV? A CRT television is a type of television that was most widely used back before the invention of the flat screen television. CRT stands for..


Where to Recycle Electronics

Not everyone knows where to recycle electronics. Electronics waste (aka e-waste) is on the rise. It is becoming such an important issue that new laws and regulations are being made..


Where to Sell Old Used Electronics

Do you know where to sell old electronics? Technology is advancing at an astronomical rate these days, it seems. And although this can be very thrilling and exciting, there is..

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Where To Recycle Old TVs ?

Did you know that some regions, even states currently ban televisions and other electronic waste from being dumped in landfills? If you are looking into where to recycle old TVs,..


The E-waste Pickup Process

The e-waste pick up process consists of a few steps: collection, sorting, data destruction and reuse. Electronic waste (e-waste) is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. E-waste is..


Waste Management Definition

A good waste management definition can be summed up neatly in one sentence. It can be defined as “the generation, prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse and residual disposition of..


Where Can I Recycle Old TVs?

Are you interested in finding out where you can recycle old TVs? Having older style cathode ray tube televisions in your home can be hazardous for children. If this CRT..

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Are Bottle Caps Recyclable

Are bottle caps recyclable? So you want to do your part to help the earth, but you don’t know if bottle caps are recyclable? This article will tell you what..

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Are CD Cases Recyclable and How Can I Use Them?

In a nutshell, CD cases can be recycled, but doing so may be trickier than you might suspect. The cases of compact disks are comprised of polystyrene, or plastic number..

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Are Packing Peanuts Recyclable ?

Packing peanuts are comprised of expanded polystyrene, which is also called EPS or plastic number six. While packing peanuts technically can be recycled, they are light weight, and there is..

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Are Ziploc Bags Recyclable ?

The average American family blows through five hundred Ziploc bags every year. That’s a lot of trash to be sitting around in a landfill! Are Ziploc bags recyclable, and how..

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Electric Cars Pros and Cons

Electric cars have their pros and cons. Fairly new to the automobile industry is the electric car (EV). Some car manufactures have dedicated their craft to producing only electric vehicles,..


E-Waste Defined

E-Waste Definition: If you can plug it in, or if it contains chips or circuit boards, chances are its E-Waste. Products that fall under this category include televisions, computers and..


E-waste Problems

What is e-waste, and what are the e-waste problems? Electronic waste (e-waste) is defined in general as any used electronic devices or components that need to be disposed of properly...

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How to Dispose of VHS tapes

How should we dispose of VHS tapes? Although they have effectively been replaced with DVDs and digital movies, there are many many VHS tapes that need to be disposed of..


How to Dispose of Your Printer

How do you dispose of your printer properly? If printers aren’t disposed properly, the components of the printer that contain dangerous materials are dumped into landfills or worse, burned. This..


The Hard Drive Destruction Process – What the Steps Are and How to DIY

When you go to recycle your computer or take it somewhere to be reused, it is important that you wipe your hard drive clean of personal data before dropping it..

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The Laptop Recycling Process

“Manufacturing a desktop computer and 17-inch CRT monitor uses at least 240 kg (530 lbs) of fossil fuels, 22 kg (50 lbs) of chemicals and 1,500 kg (3,330 lbs) of..


How To Recycle Electronics

“For every million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.” How Do..


Where Can I Recycle Glass – What Is It Used For

If you are a savvy consumer, you may be asking yourself “where can I recycle glass?” This article will set out not only to answer that question, but to educate..


Recycling Old TVs Responsibly

This is a guide on recycling old TVs responsibly. In today’s age, televisions are in almost every home, many times families will own multiple sets. When we choose not to..

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The Document Shredding Process and Why You Should Use It

What is the document shredding process and why should you use it? If your office uses a paper shredder on site rather than a paper shredding services, you could be..


TV Recycling Process

“According to the EPA, recycling just one computer and one monitor is the equivalent to preventing 1.35 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from being released. The recycling of one..

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Why it’s Important to Recycle Electronics

Many people agree that recycling, in general, is important. So why is it that more people participate in the recycling of materials like plastics, paper and glass than the recycling..

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Health Hazards of E-Waste You Didn’t Know About

Improperly disposing of  your electronic devices is a problem for the environment, but there are also many health hazards of e-waste as well. E-waste contains substances that are known to..

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Why is Recycling Important, How Does It Help Me ?

Practically every thing we use gives us the opportunity to recycle. Materials that we can recycle include clothing, biodegradable waste, batteries, electronics, garments, glass, paper, plastics and metals to name..

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