New Law Would Limit Exports of Electronic Waste

On July 23rd of this year, a bill prohibiting the exporting of electronic waste in order to avoid improper and dangerous disposal was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives.  H.R. 2791, The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2013 (RERA) is an amendment to The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which already restricts the export of ‘restricted electronic waste’ …

The Importance of E-cycling

When it finally comes time to get rid of that old hard drive, things aren’t as simple as just tossing it into the trash. Not only is this illegal in many places—doing so also contributes to increasing toxic chemicals in landfills. When weighing your electronic recycling options, remember that disposing of them is more complicated than it may seem. Where …

Electronic Waste Regulations Stiffen

Where you live may dictate what can and cannot be thrown in the local landfill.  What your location doesn’t change is the impact hazardous material can have on your drinking water.  Banning Electronic Waste E-waste bans are becoming more popular and have been enacted by 17 states to try and up the ante and encourage people to seek avenues other than the garbage …

Repercussions for Electronics Recyclers that Mishandle Material

Whether you represent a business upgrading electronic equipment or simply looking for an outlet for that box of unwanted electronics in your basement, it’s important to do your electronic recycling homework. All e-waste services are not created equal. 5 Questions for Prospective Recyclers: What happens to the items after I bring them to you? Do you have a written landfill …

What to Do About the E-waste Conundrum

It’s a common problem: We’ve got electronics we no longer want or use but we just don’t know what to do with them. This class of waste, commonly referred to as “e-waste,” keeps growing faster than any other waste stream in industrialized countries. Computers, televisions and cell phones make up just a few of the items we replace with regularity.  …