Unlocked cellphones: What do they mean for consumers, recyclers?

Last year, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act passed successfully, reversing a congressional decision that previously banned people from unlocking their cellphones. President Obama’s signage of this bill overturned the Copyright Office’s 2012 ruling against cellphone unlocking. With further review of this bill down the road, there is a chance the previous unlocking ban…

Refurbished electronics might be right for you if…

Refurbished electronics might be right for you if… You like to save some green Buying refurbished electronics save you and the environment. Fully-functional tablets, laptops and other electronics are able to get a second life when sent to experts in IT asset management. Inspected and tested for quality, refurbished electronics are close to brand-new but…

E-waste Recovery Growing Three Times Faster Than Other Waste Streams

A new study released this month from SBI Energy indicates that electronic waste is growing three times faster than any other type of waste. The report, “E-Waste Recycling and Reuse Services Worldwide,” also showed a market growth of 10 percent, increasing from $6.2 billion in 2009 to $6.8 billion. The study predicts e-waste collection services can expect…