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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..

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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,..


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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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..


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..

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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..

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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

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 you need to know..

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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..