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Why is Data Destruction Important for Offices?

  Every business carries with it risks, some more devastating than others. One potentially destructive risk for your business is how you deal with your business data. To protect your business, it is important that you destroy data. It is common to see big corporations in the news due to data breaches. If you run a small business, you may get a false sense of security, thinking that such things happen only to big companies. But that could

10 Facts About E-Waste Recycling

It is only human nature to want the latest electronic gadgets as soon as they’re released to the public. Additionally, retailers incentivize their customers to upgrade their phones and devices frequently. On top of that, we are often drawn in by the prospect of the newest phone, tablet, or laptop making our lives that much easier with all of its new features.    But what about our old devices? More often than not, we either throw them away

How to Wipe a Hard Drive Without Deleting Windows

  If you’re thinking about selling or re-gifting your PC, you should make sure you completely remove your information from the computer’s hard drive. The best way to do this is by wiping the system’s hard drive so that nobody can get access to your personal information. Wiping a computer’s hard drive is relatively easy to do, but it’s also easy to do incorrectly. Read on to learn how to go about it! Avoid Manual File Deletion


SB 649 Passed in the Senate

STAR’s SB 649 has made it through the Senate hearings! Over the past month you all have done an awesome job reaching out to your legislators to support our bills. We have great news that SB 649 passed the Senate floor hearings on April 23rd with a 21-10 vote! It was a super close call as we needed a 2/3 majority, but we made it out. However, our work is still not done and we need your help! HB 286 has even

Best Buy Bids Farewell to Free TV & Computer Recycling – Further Sign of Trouble for US E-Scrap Recovery

Article By: PSI Blog Best Buy’s recent announcement that it will start charging $25 to recycle each TV and computer monitor indicates that the already stressed U.S. electronics collection infrastructure has gotten worse. We can hardly blame Best Buy or any other collector that stepped up to make recycling easier for consumers. Back in 2004, when not a single retailer was collecting electronics equipment, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) teamed with Staples and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to start

Survey: E-scrap industry holds dim view of current business climate

Article by: E-Scrap News Researchers recently asked over 200 electronics scrap reclaimers how they feel about the state of the electronics recovery business. The response: These are dark days. Welcome to E-Scrap 2015 “We heard from about 75 percent of our respondents that they feel the industry is either staying the same or declining. That’s a pretty significant change over the last few years,” said Anne Peters, president of Gracestone, Inc. “Our respondents reported that the industry is under pressure


E-waste worst offenders include U.S., China, says UN report

Article and Photos provided By: CBC News The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a UN study said on Sunday. Overall, 41.8 million tonnes of “electronic recycling” — defined as any device with an electric cord or battery — were dumped around the globe in 2014 and only an estimated 6.5 million tonnes

Importance of Ecycling: CEA Study says More People are Recycling Electronics

A new study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows electronics recycling receives continued support among consumers. According to the Recycling and Reuse Study, 2014 Edition, more than four-fifths of U.S. adults (82 percent) say recycling their old electronics is important or very important to them, and one-third of consumers surveyed (30 percent) recycled electronics products in the last year, a four percent increase from 2012. “We’re pleased to see continued consumer support for electronics recycling, especially as the power of

Learn 2 Live Green

United Electronic Recycling will again have a booth at the Learn 2 Live Green event this year to discuss E-Waste Recycling, Data Security and Information Technology Asset Management.  Please drop by and visit with us, we hope to see you there! link: Event Details: Date: 4/12/14 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Location: The Shops at Legacy Address: 7205 Bishop Rd, Plano, TX  75024   NOTE: Disposal Fees:  $5.00 for CRT Monitors, $10.00 for TVs, $20.00 for console or Front/Rear Projection TVs. “As one of North Texas’s premiere events, L2LG brings the best of everyday