Category Archives: Environment

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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Waste Management on Earth – Pros and cons of E waste recycling

Pros of E-Waste Re Cycling Electronics are being recycled and reused rather than being thrown away, which helps prevent a number of environmental impacts. Proper recycling of electronics helps avoid health problems immensely. Economically, it’s a boon to the developing electronics industries and helps create employment. Build a strong Economy: There are many economic benefits.…
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E-Waste Recycling in California

Electronic waste (E-waste): what is it and how do we get rid of it? This term applies to consumer and business electronic equipment that is near or at the end of its useful life. There is no clear definition for electronic waste (e-waste) at this time, but if you can plug it in to an…
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Electronic Waste Recycling in California

California’s Recycling Fee As of January 1st, 2005, the State of California began imposing a new Electronic Waste Recycling Fee (EWRF) on “covered electronic devices (CED)” sold within the state. Much like the California Refund Value (CRV)associated with bottles and cans the funds generated from this fee are to support California’s recycling efforts through the…
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Business is good for vendors of test and inspection/metrology equipment

Semiconductor test equipment and inspection/metrology equipment are unglamorous yet critical segments of the equipment field. Most people could name the top vendors in semiconductor manufacturing equipment, yet many would draw a blank after identifying KLA-Tencor as a leader in inspection/metrology equipment – maybe Applied Materials and Hitachi High-Technologies, if they’re on the ball. Greg Smith, broadband…
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4 Best Ways to Sell Your Surplus Equipment Quickly

If your business often deals with commercial tools and heavy duty equipment, you understand how it feels when you no longer need those machines and how they can become a burden. Large machines take up a lot of extra space and storage, and like many assets their value decreases over time whether you use it…
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How to Make Money on Equipment Liquidation?

Winding down a business is a straightforward process. The company notifies its employees, its vendors, its creditors and its customers that it is closing up shop. It pays its taxes and fulfills its contractual obligations. It liquidates its inventory and other assets by selling them off quickly, often for less money than the company originally…
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What are You Gonna Do With Your Win 2003 Server After July 14?

Come July 14, there might be a lot of people wondering what to do with their old server hardware. That’s the last date of support for Windows Server 2003, the Microsoft Corp. server OS that is still running on 40 per cent of servers in Canada, according to Microsoft. With so many companies waiting until…
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How to Reward $100,000? Excess Logic Shipped T-Shirts to 20 Major CEO’S

I hope you have heard or read the news lately about an anonymous lady who tossed an Apple 1 computer to an e-waste recycling center Excess Logic in Milpitas, CA and drove away without leaving any information about her. A couple weeks later Excess Logic sold that computer for $200,000 to a private collector. The story has…
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Why Aren’t All Recycling Companies Same?

Prior to surplus equipment liquidation or e-waste recycling make sure that your recycling company work in compliance with Federal and State regulations. You’ve responsibly recycled your electronics with Excess Logic! Now what happens to them? Excess Logic is able to re-use and re-sell 80% of the electronics we receive. The other 20% are recycled using only…
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A Reason Civilization May Collapse…

We’re in the midst of fevered discussions about communications and security. Cybertarian campaigners want to stop collusion between corporations and governments to intercept citizen chat; attention-grabbing adolescents at Anonymous want to disrupt murderers who dislike mockery of their principal prophet and the gilt-edged grown-ups in national security services want to listen in on plans to…
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What’s Going On with Electronic Waste?

Cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices are sold by the billions, but when today’s electronics break, become obsolete, or just go out of fashion, most consumers send them to the dump. The United Nations University (UNU), the research arm of the U.N., defines “e-waste” as all items and parts of electrical and electronic…
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What should you do with old servers and outdated data center equipment?

Complications arise when replacing nonfunctional data center equipment. Decide what to do with the old equipment and how to handle retrofits. For problems encountered when renovating data center facilities to choosing between reducing, reusing or recycling assets, SearchDataCenter offers guidance on the process. We've gathered several helpful tips into this list of frequently asked questions…
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Disgraceful European Barbarians Practice Archaic Hiring Discrimination

A government commission in the UK has found that that nation’s top businesses use “unacknowledged ‘poshness tests’” when hiring, rather than hiring candidates from all social classes equally. Savages. “Jolly Olde England?” More like “A Backwards Lande of Discrimination That Has Been Cast Away Among Truly Civilized Citizens of the Worlde.” The Guardian reports on…
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10 Tips On Equipment Liquidation

If you have decided to get out of business and are not able to pass your business on, merge it with another business, or sell it as a going concern, liquidating the assets could be the most appropriate exit strategy. However, before you terminate your lease, sell a key piece of equipment, or disconnect your…
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See how much money you company loses by using outdated equipment

The world of IT is a fast moving business and one of the most difficult issues facing Technology Support Companies and Managed Service Companies (MSP) is getting clients to upgrade or replace aging IT equipment such as servers, firewalls, desktops and laptops. Very often clients get sticker shock, not only from the equipment and licensing…
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Maintenance Cost vs Asset Replacement Value RAV

Is your annual production plant maintenance cost running at more than 3% of your Replacement Asset Value (RAV)? When you get your maintenance costs down to 2% RAV you join the list of the world best maintenance practitioners. Bring your maintenance costs down to 1% RAV and you will be the world best maintenance practitioner.…
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How to Increase Profitability by Managing Surplus Assets

Abstract. With the current pressure on companies to maximize revenue, many purchasing professionals are being tasked with uncovering new areas of “savings”. Within many organizations, Surplus Assets is a commodity category that does not receive the attention it deserves. In many cases, the revenue generated from competitively selling assets can significantly affect a company’s bottom…
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Power, Pollution and the Internet

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jeff Rothschild’s machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately. They were about to melt. The company had been packing a 40-by-60-foot rental space here with racks of computer servers that were needed to store and process information from members’ accounts. The electricity pouring into the…
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Replacing obsolete hardware may be smarter than upgrading it

These days, we have several options available when it comes to dealing with obsolete computers--but we weren't always so lucky. An IT pro describes his experiences during the big upgrade boom of Y2K and discusses what he would have done differently. Back in 1999, everyone was scrambling to update computer hardware and software before the…
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Delphi self-driving car goes coast-to-coast, autonomously

It’s 1903 all over again when it comes to creating firsts in cross-country driving. This time, it’s not just to make it cross-country by car, but to make the longest autonomous drive cross-country in car. A team of Delphi engineers covered 3,400 miles, San Francisco to New York City, over a span of nine days. The…
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These 14 Photos Capture How Polluted China Has Become, And It’s Terrifying…

From the trash-strewn Great Wall of China to oil-filled lakes, this land and its people are suffering from the effects of unsustainable industrialized living In case you haven’t heard, China has declared war on pollution, as rates of environmental toxicity are beyond tolerable and are negatively affecting its population. As reported by NationalInterest, the first thing you…
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