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 eCycling

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 the increasing amount of toxic chemicals being found in landfills. When weighing your options for recycling old electronics, remember that disposing of …

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 that is upgrading electronic equipment or are simply looking for an outlet for that box of unwanted electronics in your basement it’s important to do your homework. All electronic recyclers are not created equal.  Start by asking prospective recyclers the following questions: What happens to the items once I bring them to you? What is your …

What to do about the E Waste Conundrum

It’s a common problem.  We’ve got electronics that 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” is 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.  …