Automation To Improve Reverse Logistics

Warehouses worldwide are saturated with used mobile devices ready to be either recycled or refurbished. It is increasingly more difficult to process these mobile devices with mere manpower. That’s were automation comes into play. The amount of mobile handsets returned to warehouses and distribution centers is exponentially growing every quarter, making reverse logistics of these…

Texas Soon To Require E-waste Recycling Certification

In an effort to promote proper e-waste recycling, Texas has moved to require ITAD vendors electronics recyclers to acquire a third-party certification. “This is an important step towards making sure that the laws we passed on e-waste recycling actually promote recycling, not dumping,” said Robin Schneider, TCE executive director. House Bill 3465, requiring e-waste recyclers…

Earth Day Aftermath! Make Cellphone Recycling A Habit

Well, it’s two days after Earth Day and people have smoothly transitioned back into their old, wasteful ways. Faucets are running, empty rooms are illuminated and junk drawers are fully stocked with old electronic devices. Let’s make Earth Day everyday! Recycling old cell phones and electronics should be second nature, as they are extremely detrimental…

Mobile Domination Kick-starts Mobile Asset Disposition for Electronics Recyclers

If electronics recyclers have enough to worry about, a new report Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update that project by the end of 2013 there will be more mobile devices on earth than people. Let’s start with some statistics (provided by Forbes 40% of respondents prefer doing business on the iPhone,…

Project e-India: One Step Closer To Solving Overseas E-waste Issue

E-waste has been named as one of the biggest potential environmental disasters with the world producing 40 million tons of e-waste every year. Tons of e-waste make its way abroad to developing countries joining the piles of used electronics already in line for disposal. Without proper e-waste recycling standards set in place, these countries and…

Insufficient Data Security On Mobile Devices Cause Concern For Army

Is anyone’s information safe if the Army falls short in data security? Following the path of companies world wide, the Army has been advocating the use of mobile devices. This military division in particular is a government leader in adopting the mobile trend. “Army deputy CIO Mike Kreiger characterized the Army as ‘pushing the envelope…

Responsible Recyclers Know the Ins and Outs of Safe Battery Disposal

Cell phones, appliances, cars. Batteries are everywhere! For the most part, if a device contains a battery, it is considered an electronic. Responsible and environmentally sound battery handling is key in electronics recycling. But, how can you know how to properly dispose of something if you aren’t aware of its affects on the environment? Batteries…