Tag Archives | e-waste

End-of-life Equipment: More Recycling, Less Disposal.

The challenges of safely handling the mountains of excess or outdated PCs, cell phones and related devices that are generated on a daily basis have been with the IT industry for decades and will remain as long as the industry exists which, of course, will be forever. The current dynamic seems to be an increasing […]

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Electronics Recycling Watch Dog sees Proper Disposal up 8% in 2009

The National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) released figures showing that e-scrap collection rates increased eight percent per capita in 2009, the third straight year of growth of its study of six continuing electronics recycling programs around the country. The increased figures from its per capita collection index (PCCI) showed that all the programs, save […]

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HP Bans E-Waste Exports of its Products.

Yet another Original Equipment Manufacturer has decided to update their corporate policy to attempt to curb exports of their equipment for the purpose of scrap recovery. Today, HP issued a statement saying that they DO NOT permit electronic waste to be exported from developed (member) countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) […]

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Study shows that consumers play an important role in solving e-waste problems

In a recent study performed by Pike Research, of the 1000 Americans polled about processing electronic waste, 76% of IT consumers stated that the proper method of handling old, broken or unused electronic equipment was through the recycling process. The fact that the average consumer has 2.8 pieces of unused, broken, or obsolete electronics equipment […]

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