Mobile Domination Kick-starts Mobile Asset Disposition for Electronics Recyclers

If electronics recyclers have enough to worry about, a new report Cisco┬« Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update that project by the end of 2013 there will be more mobile devices on earth than people. Let’s start with some statistics (provided by Forbes 40% of respondents prefer doing business on the┬áiPhone,…

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…

Responsible Recyclers Know the Ins and Outs of Safe Battery Disposal

Cell phones, appliances, cars. Batteries are everywhere! For the most part, if a device contains a battery, it is considered an electronic. Responsible and environmentally sound battery handling is key in electronics recycling. But, how can you know how to properly dispose of something if you aren’t aware of its affects on the environment? Batteries…

Challenge Accepted! E-waste Aficionados Take On CRT Recycling Issue

Americans now own about 24 electronic devices per household, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many of which contain CRT glass displays. Recycling CRT glass is a rapidly growing concern for electronics recyclers with massive supplies being stored around the nation and demand only decreasing due to new display technology for electronic devices…

Sapphire Screens Make Smartphones Near Indestructible

Smartphone screens as hard as a diamond! Well, almost. Sapphire is the second-hardest material on the planet. Manufactured sapphire, a substance already used to armor some military vehicles, may make an appearance in smartphone and tablet screens. Impervious to scratches and drops on the sidewalk that send many phones to their demise, the sapphire screens…