Swiss-Ghana Proposal Could Largely Disrupt the U.S. e-Scrap Exports Industry

Adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Basel, Switzerland on March 22, 1989, The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal is an international treaty that controls the management and trade of waste worldwide. The Basel Convention was first implemented in 1992 in order to protect human health…

Microsoft Releases Repair Policy Review

As the Right to Repair movement grows, more tech companies are expanding repair options and announcing self repair programs to placate consumers. In 2021, advocacy group As You Sow proposed a shareholder resolution, to which Microsoft responded by commissioning an “Assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions and waste impacts from improving the repairability of Microsoft…

The Future of Technology Post-COVID

During the COVID pandemic schools and businesses were forced to adopt a new method of working and learning. As “working from home” and “learning from home” became the new normal, technology adapted as well. The question is, what will the future hold for technology in a post-pandemic world? Furthermore, how will this affect those responsible…

Environmental Services of IT Asset Disposition

As the amount of technology we use increases, so does the amount of electronic waste we generate each year. Disposition is typically an afterthought for many companies because few understand how important it is for electronics to be properly disposed of, not only for human health but also for the sustainability of the environment.  IT…

Contributing to a Circular Economy in the ITAD Space

The economy functions in a specific linear cycle, materials are taken from the earth and used to make products, and after those products are used they are most often thrown away. Over time this creates an abundance of all different types of waste. The recycling industry aims to reduce as much waste as possible through…