Electronics Recycling Articles

In today’s ever-evolving technological landscape, the disposal of electronic devices has become a pressing concern. From smartphones to laptops and beyond, the rapid advancement of technology leads to a corresponding increase in electronic waste (e-waste). Understanding the complicated web of regulations, requirements, and terminology surrounding electronics recycling is essential for businesses, consumers, and policymakers alike.

ShredTronics’ comprehensive articles are dedicated to explaining the complexity of electronics recycling regulations. We outline key requirements, critical industry-specific terminology, and more. ShredTronics is here to help you navigate through the maze of e-waste management, exploring best practices and compliance measures in this world of sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Electronics Recycling and Data Destruction Articles

What is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act?

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulates the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste, including e-waste. Learn more about what the law entails and how to comply.

What is the Basel Convention?

The Basel Convention helps regulate he transboundary movements of hazardous waste, including e-waste, to minimize the risks posed to human health and the environment. Learn more about the Basel Convention here.

What is Data Destruction?

Data destruction refers to the process of permanently erasing digital data stored on electronic devices, such as computers, hard drives, memory cards, smartphones, printers, and more. This process is essential for ensuring that sensitive information does not fall into the wrong hands. Learn more about data destruction for residents and businesses with ShredTronics.

What is a Certificate of Destruction?

A Certificate of Destruction serves as a cornerstone in ShredTronics’ commitment to data security. This document provides tangible proof that confidential data has been securely disposed of, offering transparency and accountability throughout the destruction process. Find out more about certificates of destruction, including what they are, their format, and why you might need one.

8 E-Waste Laws for Sustainable Electronics Disposal

Learn about the 8 major electronic waste destruction, recycling, and disposal laws and regulations that may impact you or your workplace. Following e-waste disposal best practices and regulations is a collective responsibility that can seem daunting. Our partners are versed in laws that aid the safe and secure handling of your materials.

How to Dispose of Electronics

Only 17% of e-waste is recycled properly worldwide. Improper disposal of electronics can have serious environmental consequences, including pollution and resource depletion. Learn how to safely dispose of electronics with ShredTronics here.

Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation in the US

Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation (EPR) began in Europe and has been gradually gaining momentum in the US. Currently, 23 states have already adopted electronics recycling laws that can be categorized as EPR. Learn more about EPR and what it means for your state.

Why is Data Destruction Important for Businesses?

Businesses collect vast amounts of valuable data from their consumers, employees, and stakeholders. They have a moral and legal obligation to protect this data from criminals. This article dives into why data destruction is important for businesses as well as which methods to use to ensure their data is unrecoverable.