Apple Event 10/18/21

Apple held their second October event, announcing several new products including HomePod Mini, a third generation of AirPods, and a new MacbookPro. The event also included major updates to Apple Music, and several new M1 chips. Apple first announced changes to one of their most popular apps, announcing that the new integration of Siri with…

Power Grid Issues Plaguing China May Result in Supply Chain Problems

Among the many problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, China’s power grid is high on the list of global issues. Factories have been forced to shut down due to skyrocketing energy prices and high demand. Now that more countries are reopening after the COVID lockdowns, demand for China’s export factories has increased, leading the country…

R2v3 Compliance Update Part 2

Sustainable Electronics Recycling (SERI) released the first major update of the R2 standard since 2013 in July 2020, providing a list of new standards for IT asset disposition enterprises. Following the scope and EH&S management system updates, next on the list are legal requirements, tracking throughput, and sorting, categorization, and processing.  Legal & Other Requirements:…

R2v3 Compliance Update, Is the Bar Too High? Part 1

In July 2020, Sustainable Electronics Recycling (SERI) released R2v3, the first major revision of the R2 practices since 2013. As the highest quality standard certification in the sustainability space, R2v3 compliance is an integral part of ensuring customers of desired results when practicing data destruction. Spanning 10 different areas, the R2v3 requirements include tighter safety…