Reverse Logistics To Reduce Cost for CIO

“Reducing the cost of IT” is among the top three business priorities for CIOs as IT asset cost optimization becomes a growing concern. Mismanaged and irresponsibly disposed IT equipment could lead to significant costs for IT procurement professionals. Partnering with a reverse logistics specialist can help reduce those costs. Reverse logistics is all processes leading…

ITAD Risk Management

Don’t take any chances! Know your IT asset disposition (ITAD) provider and what certifications they possess. ITAD organizations who are certified Responsible Recyclers (R2) are experts in proper reverse logistics including: 1. Data security 2. Environmental practices 3. Proper e-waste disposal 4. Remarketing and reuse Be aware of the risks that come with not using…

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…

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…

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…

E-Waste Regulations Lead to Massive Electronics Hoarding

Government regulations to divert electronics waste from landfills have shown an interesting and unintended turn. “Take-back” programs promoted by state and federal environmental advocates have been successful in diverting more than 290,000 tons of e-waste away from landfills and toward responsible recyclers each year. However, these programs have also promoted electronics hoarding. The demand for…

Electronic Recyclers Keep Watch On Cellphone Unlocking Ban

Not to be confused with jail breaking, cell phone unlocking is the process of making a device compatible with multiple networks without sacrificing the quality of the device. The process has been controversial in recent years, as carriers want to protect their investments in subsidies received from phone manufacturers, and consumers want the ability to…

Ring in the New Year with a Quality Mobile Asset Disposition and Reverse Logistics Program

2013 is quickly becoming the year of mobile technology. As electronic gurus trade in their laptop computers for more handheld devices, these not yet end-of-life electronics are being tossed away at the landfill when they still contain valuable parts and pieces. As the New Year brings new corporate policies, a large number of organizations continue…