21 Jul '11, 10am

Why Electronics Manufacturers Should Help Their Customers Recycle

The new standards EPA is recommending are rigorous enough to prompt businesses and individuals to take their out-of-date equipment out of storage facilities and basements without worry. Certified computer equipment recyclers are now required to scrub data from hard disks, remove all identifying labels, and supply companies with verification and tracking numbers so they can be confident that no sensitive data or markings have survived the process. But as with all steps forward in preserving our planet, organizations can decide to exceed government guidelines, and they should. Electronics manufacturers can design their products with disassembly and near-100% asset recovery in mind, and they can make it as easy as possible for their customers to recycle equipment that’s at the end of its useful life.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/electronics-manufactu...

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