Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including details regarding Apple’s new Lockdown Mode, 5 ways to help reduce the global plastic waste crisis, how reverse logistics can provide enterprise benefits, and possible biodegradable rapid tests and how they could help reduce plastic waste.
Apple is known for its dedication to user privacy when it comes to their devices, but despite the company’s security claims, certain users are still vulnerable to cyberattacks. Last year, the tech leader was criticized after a multitude of Apple devices owned by activists, politicians and journalists were all infected with spyware, a type of malware that hides by pretending to be another app and tracks online activity. For this reason, Apple has developed a new “Lockdown Mode” feature to help keep users’ data more secure.
Waste continues to be a major global issue. There are over 4 dozen types of waste including food, electronic and plastic waste. The world dumps 2.12 billion tons of waste per year, most of which is materials and products trashed after just six months. Though electronic waste can be extremely dangerous to human health and the environment when not properly disposed of, plastics account for 18 percent of the world’s waste and continue to be a threat to ocean life as well as human health.
There are many things to consider when choosing an all-inclusive ITAD provider, and reverse logistics can seem unimportant compared to other considerations, but comprehensive reverse logistics solutions can provide many benefits to an enterprise. Reverse Logistics isn’t just about transporting IT assets, it’s about getting your retired hardware from point A to point B with zero damage, and no data leaks.
The plastic waste crisis has been a global concern for a while now, with so many materials and products being made from plastic. Almost everything we use is either plastic, contains plastic, or contains plastic packaging, which typically ends up in landfills or the ocean and harms sea life. Plastic bags, straws, plastic packaging, plastic soda can rings etc. all contribute to the plastic waste problem, and during the pandemic a new source of plastic waste was created in the form of plastic at-home COVID tests. However, a solution may have been found.