India’s Informal Market

September 27, 2017

India’s informal electronic market is influenced by hundreds of thousands of people who collect unregistered recycled goods. Over 90 percent of India’s e-scrap enters the informal sector for processing, according to a national assessment and follow-up studies by nonprofit groups and academic institutions. In fact, the Seelampur slum, many call home, has become one of India’s most […]

Correctly Destroy Your Digital Property

September 5, 2017

When it comes to information that is stored on a disk or hard drive, information will not be safe just by breaking it in half or taking a hammer to it. The National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) recently completed a study that concluded that, in Mexico, only 10% of obsolete electronics discarded […]

Why NAID-Certified Physical Hard Drive Destruction Makes a Difference

May 17, 2017

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) recently announced that it had commissioned a study of 250 electronic devices resold in the secondhand market and 40% contained personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information (PII), or sensitive personal information (SPI), as used in information and security laws, is information that can be used on its own […]

3 Reasons You Need to Destroy Your Old Hard Drives

November 4, 2015

The protection of your sensitive electronic information is often overlooked in a company’s data destruction plan. Many companies are beginning to rely on software to delete their data, but software comes with limitations and more often than not leaves hard drives vulnerable to attack by determined hackers. So, what’s the solution? In our experience, the […]

Dumpster Divers Are Stealing Your Information – Take Action Now!

October 27, 2015

Did you know that it is not illegal for people to go through your trash? In the case of California vs. Greenwood, it was held that the Fourth Amendment does not prohibit the warrantless search and seizure of garbage left for collection outside the curtilage of a home (pp. 39-44). The Supreme Court ruled that […]

Agbogbloshie: From Toxic E-Waste Dump to Model Recycling Center

November 25, 2014

Article and picture from: On October 9, 2014, Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana, “a digital dumping ground,” is about to get cleaner with the opening of a new facility for handling e-waste. This is a pilot project new e-waste recycling facility that really could transform the way recyclers work in Agbogbloshie because right now it is […]

The Geography of the Global E-Waste Burden

August 13, 2014

Article from Terra Daily:  As local and national governments struggle to deal with ever-growing piles of electronic waste (or “e-waste”), scientists are now refining the picture of just how much there is and where it really ends up. Published in the ACS journal Environmental Science and Technology, their study found that nearly a quarter […]

The First-of-Its-Kind E-Waste Recycling Facility

August 7, 2014

Article from CNN Money: National New Markets Fund LLC has closed $15 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to help finance equipment for the first urban mining refinery in the U.S. capable of retrieving high-value metals including gold, silver, copper and palladium from electronic waste. An estimated 40 million tons of such […]

The Obsolete Electronics You Should Be Recycling

July 3, 2014

Do you have an area in your house or at your company where a collection of dated old gadgets are just piled up? All those that seem like ancient electronics are easy to dispose of in the trash, but don’t do that! By disposing of obsolete electronics in the trash, those electronics will more than […]

Turning E-Waste into an E-Resource

June 25, 2014

Article by Andrew Burger Transforming modern life, the advent of “digital” homes, businesses, governments and societies is yielding tremendous triple bottom line benefits in countries the world over. It has also brought a host of new social and ecological problems and challenges – from the “digital divide” and threats to the security and integrity […]

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