Happy Halloween! Today is the day for all things spooky, and what’s scarier than electronic waste? Whether it’s robotic spiders or magnetic lights, it’s important to have a disposition plan for any electronics you plan to retire after your spooktober festivities. Navigating crowded neighborhoods can be a nightmare, and running out of candy during the witching hour might be even worse, but imagine drinking a glass of chemicals. Picture the end of a successful night of trick or treating, the kids are asleep, and the candy out of reach. You tiptoe through a quiet house for a refreshing glass of water, only to twist the knob and find a rusty shade of brown trickling from the nozzle. Amid trick or treating plans, we’re here to discuss the tricks and treats of electronic disposal and help you keep this spooky season mostly ghostly.
In a partnership, Princeton NuEnergy and Wistron brought a pilot-direct lithium-ion battery recycling line online in Texas via installing the technology on Wistron’s electronics recycling subsidiary company, Wistron GreenTech’s site in McKinney. The pilot line debuted a plasma-based recovery process that performs cathode-to-cathode and anode-to-anode recycling without chemical leaching by shredding the batteries, performing a physical separation of raw cathode and anode material, then plasma purification.
As we near the end of the year and head into the month of thanks, there are many things to be thankful for, but proper IT asset disposition should be at the top of your list. Many companies may be considering upgrading their IT equipment in time for the new year but are unsure of what to do with them. IT asset disposition facilities collect retired IT assets such as phones, laptops, tablets, desktops, printers and fax machines, and ensure they are disposed of in an echo-friendly manner.
One of the most important components of daily life are batteries. Anything ranging from household appliances and office equipment, to childrens’ toys require batteries to function properly, and now we can add electric vehicles to the list. The problem is safety, specifically when it comes to lithium-ion batteries (LIB).