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Good Tech, Bad Timing: The Power of the Market

In the 21st century, we've become accustomed to technology developing at lightning speeds. But for every successful electronic device, there is a string…
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Apple Wants To Make It Harder To Fix iPhones

Three U.S. states aim to pass 'right-to-repair' legislation -- which requires electronics manufacturers to give buyers the information needed to replace parts. But…
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Are Your Electronics Socially Responsible?

As organizations work to meet sustainability standards across their entire supply chain, they’re taking a hard look at the socioeconomic impacts of the…
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The Business Case for E-Cycling

Do you have an old flip phone or game system in your basement or garage just gathering dust? Businesses may have old equipment…
Battery packs are assembled for the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi at the Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Ford Augments CSR Credentials By Joining With Electronic Industry

Last week Ford Motor Co. announced that it will join a nonprofit coalition of leading electronic companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and…
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Best Buy Weakens Industry-Leading Recycling Program

On Monday, Best Buy announced some significant and unfortunate changes to its electronics takeback and recycling program. Barbara Kyle of the Electronics TakeBack…
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Our Connected, Mobile, Recycled and Green Future

As the number of connected devices we use continues to increase, it becomes increasingly critical to understand that we all have a role…
Most Asked Questions About Refurbished Electronics for Business

Your Questions About Refurbished Electronics Answered

How much do you know about refurbished electronics? Would you buy them? Would you sell your company's old equipment? Let's take a look…
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Common Roadblocks to Better E-Waste Recycling

Despite improvements in prioritizing the recycling of e-waste in recent years, we still aren't doing it enough. Here are a few of the…
E-waste runoff from local dumps hugs a riverbank in Guiyu, China.

New Perspectives for E-Waste Treatment in China

What happens with those million tons of e-waste after they have been discarded? Well, four options exist.
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Best Buy’s Electronics Recycling Freeriders

Best Buy is gambling that you'll stay and shop after you drop off used electronics. But is the big-box retailer covering all the…
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Wearable Tech Goes Recycle-less

The three Rs, reduce, reuse and recycle have become the mantra for the 21st century. But wearable tech, and the invention of components…
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Program Aims To Improve Conditions In Malaysia’s Electronics Supply Chain

As a report by Verite states, “The conditions faced by foreign electronics workers in Malaysia have the potential to result in forced labor.”…
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E-waste: The Nuts and Bolts of Why It Still Plagues our Landfills

We're a recycling society these days. Wherever you live, chances are there's a recycle program for a myriad of reusable items - even…
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Green Electronics in an Age of Endless Innovation

Global smartphone sales reached 1 billion in 2013 and 1.2 billion in 2014. By comparison, television sales may fall to below 200 million…