The number one rule for successful ITAD

Usually, when thinking of IT asset management, you may think of things such as data security or data management. While these are all important functions of a successful IT management system, the most important component may sometimes be overlooked: compliance.

Making sure your ITAD provider is environmentally compliant is not only a moral obligation, but also […]

ISRI Continues Push For Bulk Unlocking of Mobile Devices

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, with the support of mobile device refurbishers and recylers, told the U.S. Copyright Office that bulk unlocking of cellphone and tablets for resale does not violate copyright law and should continue to be allowed. Eric Harris, ISRI’s associate council, testified before the United State Copyright Office May 26. ISRI’s position […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Compliance, Electronics Recycling, Mobile|0 Comments

Three Questions to Ask your ITAD provider

Hiring an IT asset disposition company to dispose of your outdated IT systems is a great way to save your company time and money. In order ensure you choose the best IT asset disposition person there are three questions that you should ask.

What is your data destruction policy and process?

This question is important because if your old systems […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Compliance, Data Erasure, ITAD, Reverse Logistics|0 Comments

What ‘R2-certified’ really means

What sets your IT asset management and disposal practices apart from the sea of others?

Noncompliance to government and environmental rules and regulations will leave your company and clients vulnerable to hefty fines and damaged reputations.

An R2-certified company has the ability to implement best practices in environmental sustainability and overall health, safety and security aspects of […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Compliance|0 Comments

The DMCA could reverse Unlocking Law every 3 years

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act is better known as the DMCA.

Passed in 1998, this bill governs the often vague overlapping of intellectual property and physical property. Initially sought out to protect digital piracy of DVDs and music, Congress built in an “anti-circumvention” provision in the DMCA, making it illegal by copyright law to break any […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Compliance|0 Comments

Illinois to amend ecycling program

Illinois officials are considering an amendment to the state’s current e-scrap legislation that would lead to higher manufacturer recycling goals and protections for local governments.

The 3 changes
1. Double current manufacturer recycling requirement from 50 to 100 percent of what each company sells in the state
2. Legislation would stiffen penalty against OEMs failing to reach that […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Compliance, Electronics Recycling|0 Comments

Dissolvable circuit board, chips to diminish e-waste

University of Illinois researchers have recently developed silicon circuit boards and chips that can be completely dissolved in water. This new innovation could significantly reduce the growing e-waste problem, resulting in far greener electronic devices.

By the year 2017, the Earth will feel the weight of as much as eight additional Egyptian Pyramids, leaving the burden […]

By |October 16th, 2014|Compliance, Electronics Recycling, Sustainability|0 Comments

Update: R2 Gains Leaders To Improve Electronics Recycling Abroad

SERI, R2 Solutions’ successor organization, recently added two new players to its electronics recycling movement.

The Current Leaders

DIRECTV Microsoft
Goodwill Industries International Panasonic
SourceAmerica Xerox
Greeneye Partners Wistron Corporation
Keep America Beautiful Sony America

And now adding: Oracle and the Reverse Logistics & Sustainability Council (RLSC).

What is SERI

R2 Solutions, the group that up until now has administered the R2 certification, dissolved […]

By |September 17th, 2014|Compliance, Electronics Recycling|0 Comments