Survey: What’s preventing environmentally conscious youth from recycling electronics

Children are the future, especially when it comes to environmental issues. It seems the majority of today’s youth consider themselves “environmentally conscious,” yet electronics recycling rates have been struggling to improve. In a survey of 500 young adults in Ontario between the ages of 18 and 29, a relatively high 62 percent consider themselves “environmentally…

Reverse Logistics Adds Value To Locally Processed IT Assets

Significant disruptive forces come into play that impact IT asset management costs for CIOs. State and government statutes on the disposal of IT equipment have become progressively more stringent leaving corporations with the burden of responsibly handling their assets. States including California, Illinois and Colorado have taken strides toward being more environmentally responsible. Cell phone…

R2 Gains Leaders To Improve Electronics Recycling Abroad

Earlier this month, R2 Solutions, the group that up until now has administered the R2 certification, dissolved to make way for SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International). This new organization intends to open the door to safer handling of used electronics in developing nations. While the vast majority of R2 facilities are located in North America…