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Remarketing Truck Assets: How you can Maximize Asset Recovery

In an article a couple of months back, TruckInfo noted that over 15.5 million trucks are available in the country, although there is one major shortcoming: only about 3.5 million drivers are currently in employment and eligible to operate the trucks, and that one in nine work independently. In other words, the country has a…
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e-Waste Recycling is a Great Concept; But it is never always Green

The mere fact that a company is in the electronics disposal business does not necessarily make it a good environmental steward. Because for an entity - whether individual or group - to be considered an environmental steward, they have to foster sustainable practices and have them woven into their cloth. The overall objective is to…
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Why an Asset Recovery Company would be a Boon to Semiconductor Manufacturers

The semiconductor industry is a forever evolving one. This particularly rings true in this technology age we live in that has witnessed the proliferation of devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones et al to a point they now outnumber human population by the hundreds. With a simple creed geared towards becoming 'smaller, faster, and cheaper',…
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Why are e-Stewards and R2 Certifications Important in E-recycling?

In the field of e-waste recycling, two certifications particularly carry a lot of weight. These are e-Stewards and R2 certificates. But what does it exactly mean to be validated by these two certifications, and why are they important? Let’s find out! What is e-Stewards Certification? This is one of the most crucial certifications for any…
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The 5 Key Steps of the Electronics Recycling Process

Discarding your computer as you would other electronics like your old iron box, DVD player or microwave is a risky move that exposes your personal information in the event that anyone harboring malicious intent stumbles upon it. Old computers need to be recycled instead, and this should be done by experts not only to ensure…
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5 Best Practices Good Recycling Companies Adhere to

If the thought of how best to retire IT assets these days has occurred to you, you are not alone. The news has been awash with large companies suffering security breaches over the past couple of years, while the number of companies that have been slapped hard with civil and criminal penalties – with subsequent…
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Three Ways to Maximize Asset Recovery for your Surplus

Every organization has complex asset recovery management needs which normally hinge upon the industry it’s in, its asset mix, strategic goals and other factors. Despite it all, every organization also strives towards a common goal: to realize the highest possible recovery for its obsolete, surplus, and scrap inventory or assets. Looking at the online marketplace…
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Fake E-waste Recycling is real, but can you Spot it?

One of the terms commonly thrown around in the business world has to be due diligence. And it is this due diligence that is really needed when it comes to electronic waste recycling. How? Because you need to be certain the company you will be handing over your equipment to has made it a virtue…
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Why IT Asset Recovery is a Good Idea

IT asset recovery has been increasingly gaining popularity over the years, particularly now that more and more computers are being spewed from the production lines and the technological evolution switches to the fast lane at a rate we can barely keep up with. As a company that specializes in asset recovery services in San Jose,…
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Recycling Electronic Waste: The 3 Rules you need to know about

Imagine your customers’ data finding itself in the wrong hands just because you didn’t follow the guidelines of proper electronics disposal. Or imagine the pile of old IT equipment that comes from your stores ending up in an unregulated landfill and children dismantling and melting it down. Not quite surreal images, are they? These though,…
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The Simple Do’s and Don’t’s of Computer Disposal

Most companies lack a properly defined process for disposal of electronics, and particularly, decommissioning computers. And even for those that do, most often they aren’t prepared to handle large numbers. Reason is because it’s a tangled affair. It’s an accounting issue. It’s a cost issue; It’s a security issue. It’s chaos. Software is as simple…
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Something you need to know about Electronic Waste from your Office

Every business that calls itself modern relies heavily on electronic equipment to succeed and prosper. The modern office is laden with electronic wizardry that ranges from computers to printers to scanners to telephones and such, equipment you would list in the perishable category. And that’s where the problem starts. When electronics disposal needs to be…
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5 Things you should be doing to Ready your Business for IT Asset Recovery

If a company is to remain relevant and competitive in today’s dynamic marketplace, one thing it should be doing is keeping itself at the forefront of technology, no two questions about it. It is for this reason that many companies are finding themselves replacing older equipment with new technology soon as it becomes available. But…
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Responsible IT Data and E-waste Disposal: What’s your Company doing?

When it comes to disposal of electronics, typically, cost effectiveness and security are the primary concerns. Over the last couple of decades, however, another motive as to why your company should practice responsible disposal has been gaining prominence. These days, more and more consumers are factoring in environmental and social practices before then can make…
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What do you Look for when Choosing an IT Asset Recovery Company?

When it comes to finding an IT asset recovery firm, most of those tasked with the responsibility either have no idea where to start looking or what to look out for in a credible company. Given the sensitivity of the task at hand, this is an area you cannot afford to neglect because the consequences…
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IT Asset Liquidation and the Different Approaches to Solving the Problem

IT assets, unlike most other in the organization, have an ephemeral active lifecycle which averages four years. On the flipside, they also represent one of the assets with the most cost-saving potential. Surplus liquidation on a frequent basis has become even more crucial in this age when companies are increasingly becoming reliant on cutting-edge technologies…
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What are the IT Recovery Solutions Available to you?

Often times, the term IT asset recovery tends to be misunderstood by many, even those deep into the IT hierarchy. The misconception revolves around the length of time equipment has been in use before it can be disposed off at a tidy sum. In truth though, old electronics will rarely fetch as much as we…
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Best Practices in Asset Recovery for High-Tech Supply Chains

High-tech and electronics manufacturers are realizing that it's more important than ever to get control of their reverse logistics processes. They're becoming acutely aware of the value to be derived from recovering, reusing, and responsibly disposing of used products, components, and raw materials. Tighter regulations and growing environmental concerns are forcing manufacturers to act. Yet…
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MTN and Ericsson launch e-waste disposal campaign in Ivory Coast

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and MTN Côte d’Ivoire have today launched the campaign to drive the awareness and collection of electronic waste (e-waste) in the country. An e-waste collection station will open to the public at Sorbonne Plateu in the capital Abidjan on October 7 and will be in place for four months. A 20-foot container serves…
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E-Waste to Exceed 93.5 Million Tons Annually

The global volume of e-waste generated is expected to reach 93.5 million tons in 2016 from 41.5 million tons in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate of 17.6 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to a new report from Marketsandmarkets. e-waste recycling san jose According to a new market research report, Global E-Waste Management…
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Europe fails on electronics recycling goals

OSLO (Reuters) - Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to European targets of collecting and recycling 85 percent of all electrical and…
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Oakland council votes against recycling rate hike, reduces compost rates

Dive Brief: Last night, The Oakland City Council approved new rates for commercial composting services, capping the services 30% below the cost of trash services. The Council also voted against a proposal to raise recycling rates by 10%, despite California Waste Solutions' complaints that Oakland overestimated the number of households it serves by 10,000 — which has caused a loss…
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Liquidation as an Exit Strategy

Selling a company to an interested buyer is the method most commonly associated with getting out of a business. But for many small business owners, liquidating assets is often the best or perhaps only feasible method of exiting their businesses, especially retail businesses. The reasons for this are numerous: Your heirs may want nothing to…
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