Category Archives: Electronics

Dealing with Electronic Waste: The Shift to IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) [Part 1]

As the technological engine continues to roar and soar, we have found ourselves increasingly reliant on computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones as must-have tools of business. It is hard to fathom a world of business without these devices today. This is the reason companies are investing in services like disaster recovery for that dreaded rainy…
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3 Barriers to Better Electronic Waste Recycling (and How to Solve them)

An increasing number of people in the United States are turning to electronic waste recycling, but this does not mean it’s always an easy matter. Unknown to many, many a vendor in the business practice dark magic. Usually, you find a good number of them sending their ‘recycled’ equipment for burial in tech graveyards in…
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Do they Offer you Free Computer Recycling? Run Rabbit, Run!

Whoever said the best things in life are for free was not definitely referring to free computer recycling. Then again, the computer must have been this futuristic device that could only have been the stuff of Star Trek. To most folks, ‘free’ is a keyword that leads to the release of dopamine in the system,…
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Is Delayed Asset Recovery Costing your Company Money?

Time, of all the things, is not static. Thinking about it, it would look obvious, especially given it’s IT asset managers and data center managers you are talking about. However, it’s an often overlooked fact that the longer you wait in order to do IT asset recovery, the less value your equipment will command. For…
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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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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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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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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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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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3 Myths About IT Asset Disposal and Electronics Recycling

Many companies in the electronics recycling and IT asset disposal industry utilize scare tactics and try to focus a buyer’s attention on false narratives to win new clients and increase profitability of contracts.  We believe in transparency and educating our clients.  Here are some facts in response to three common myths being disseminated by disposal…
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How to Perform IT Asset Disposal Vendor Due Diligence. Part I

Part 1: Instituting a Master Service Agreement Excess Logic will be publishing multiple blog posts to prepare organizations for audits around computer equipment disposal, environmental compliance, and data security for end of life media and storage assets. On this first series of posts we will be focused on advising organizations on how to develop a…
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Responsible Recycling vs Global Dumping

Responsible recycling When we drop off our old computers at an e-waste collection event, or have a recycler come and get them from our offices, we want to believe that the recycler is going to do the right thing: to reuse them if possible, and handle them in ways that are safe for workers and…
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Top 5 – Solutions to Recycling Problems

Most of us know how to recycle the usual stuff like plastic milk jugs or aluminum cans. So what do we do with some of the other items that we don’t think we can just toss in the recycling bin? Never fear! Here are Top 5 Solutions to Your Recycling Problems. 1) Light Bulbs CFLs…
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Why Older Generations Didn’t Have Recycling Problems?

The Green Thing THE GREEN THING- In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." The clerk responded, "That's our problem…
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Prison Recycling

Federal Government Runs Prison Recycling People are often surprised to learn that our federal government operates prison-based recycling plants. UNICOR, a company that is wholly-owned by the federal Department of Justice, operates several businesses within the federal prison system, including electronics recycling in seven federal prisons. Founded in 1934 as a work program to keep…
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Here are the top 5 reasons people do and don’t recycle

Who recycles on a daily basis? Among people who recycle regularly, there seems to be strong correlations to education, age, and location, with college grads, older Americans, and residents in the Northeast and West leading the pack. Via GOOD. electronic recycling san jose Why do people choose to recycle? Most respondents do it for the…
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Top 5 reasons people do and don’t recycle

Nothing boils my blood more than walking by a trash can filled with empty water bottles or a pile of paper. “Why?” I often yell as I violently shake my fists toward the sky. I understand that everybody isn’t on the same page when it comes to being eco-friendly. Yet, I still felt compelled to…
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The Pros And Cons Of E-Cycling

Mandatory e-cycling is already enshrined in law in 25 states in the United States, but remains a divisive issue. It is a agreed that a way must be found to deal with the substantial number of electronic goods falling out of use each year, the number of which is likely to increase as consumer electronics…
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Our E-Waste Problem Is Ridiculous, and Gadget Makers Aren’t Helping

CHANCES ARE HIGH that you’ll be getting or giving new electronics this holiday season: an iPhone upgrade for mom perhaps, or maybe a new Windows 8 ultrabook. Device upgrades have become increasingly frequent for many of us. Unfortunately, too many people give virtually no thought to what becomes of all these discarded gadgets. And neither…
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Six Reasons Why Products Become Quickly Obsolete

Quickly Obsolete Examples of how electronics are “designed for the dump” E-waste is the fastest growing part of the waste stream. That’s because we are buying new electronics at an astonishing rate and tossing out the old ones. New technology is constantly emerging making that old working gadget no longer desirable. Plus some electronic products…
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City of London halts recycling bins tracking phones of passers-by

Recycling bins in the City of London are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people whom the bins recognize. Renew, the startup behind the scheme, installed 100 recycling bins with digital screens around London before the 2012 Olympics. Advertisers can buy space on the internet-connected bins, and the city gets…
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U.S Set to Become Global Leader in E-Waste Recycling

This summer, the U.S. government has become a global leader in electronic waste / e-waste recycling. In July, the federal government – the largest consumer of electronic devices in the United States – stopped doing business with vendors who use dispose computers purchased with government money in landfills at the end of their lifecycle. The implementation…
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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. According to a new market research report, Global E-Waste Management Market (2011 – 2016),…
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Universal laptop charger standard is coming

A new universal laptop charger standard that promises to cut down on e-waste has been published in the hope that it firms will choose to adopt it. The International Electrotechnical Commission [IEC] Technical Specification 62700 would be compatible with a wide range of notebook computers and the IEC hopes that it will be adopted in…
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What is Asset Recovery, Resource Recovery, Redeployment & Disposition?

This article is about managing the value of assets. Asset recovery, also known as investment or resource recovery, is the process of maximizing the value of unused or end-of-life assets through effective reuse or divestment. While sometimes referred to in the context of a company that is being liquidated, Asset recovery is also used to…
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