computer recycling Articles

  • PACE: computing the way forward

    A guidance document on the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life mobile phones was agreed at the latest Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention in Bali. The same event also saw the launch of the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) - an initiative considered to be worthy of the recycling industry’s close ...


    By Recycling International

  • Computer Companies: Uploading the Environment

    Computer companies between progress and responsibility An Environmental-Rating of eleven international computer manufacturers revealed that the Japanese company Fujitsu, with a Rating of B-, is at the forefront of environmental activities in the computer industry at this time. Immediately following the environmental leader are the companies Compaq (USA), NEC (JP), IBM (USA) and Sun Microsystems ...


    By oekom research AG

  • Feedstock recycling from plastic and thermoset fractions of used computers (I): pyrolysis

    The increasing production of computers, the progress in their performance, and the shorter time between innovation and production has led to increasing numbers of obsolete products. It has thus become necessary to recover some materials from old computers and to protect the environment from a new type of pollution. Such recycling is difficult because of the diversity of polymeric materials used, ...


    By Springer

  • Recycling Computer Waste: A Revolutionary Idea to Reduce Electronic Waste

    Time and again, we often come across words like Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Let’s face it, being a consumer, we deal with daily stuff which could be recycled and reused. The garbage which we throw into dustbin could contain various types of products which could be recycled and reused but we are not quite aware about which products could be recycled. Electronic waste is one such type of waste ...


    By Ethical IT Recycling

  • Feedstock recycling from plastic and thermoset fractions of used computers (I): pyrolysis

    Abstract  The increasing production of computers, the progress in their performance, and the shorter time between innovation and production has led to increasing numbers of obsolete products. It has thus become necessary to recover some materials from old computers and to protect the environment from a new type of pollution. Such recycling is difficult because of the diversity of polymeric ...


  • New Jersey firm amoung eight recycling computers discarded by U.S firms

    EDISON, N.J. - David Zimet's New Jersey warehouse is where computers go to die - or in some cases, to get a new life. His company, Edison-based Hesstech Inc., recycles electronic waste, refurbishing some machines and carefully dismantling others - taking pains to ensure that the toxic components are handled safely. It is a progressive approach in an industry where such precautions are not ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Computer waste management: a review on Indian initiatives

    Increased consumption of electronic products has led to rise in volume of e-waste generated. Computer hardware waste is an important component in terms of its volume and hazardous materials contained, causing environmental risk and health hazards. This is posing a serious challenge in India as the country lacks environmentally safe disposal and recycling processes. This paper critically presents ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Decision supporting model for the recovery of computer components

    Legislation with respect to the recovery and environmentally friendly processing of discarded products may be an opportunity for companies to increase profits by creating components from the discarded products. This research was directed to the profitability of the disassembly of some of the components of a product to use them in the assembly of new products or for service aims. In order to get ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycle the recession

    After almost 80 years, the year of 2008 reminded us to go back and refer the history of worst recession. Opportunities were explored at that point of time to overcome the deteriorating economy and the same principle still holds good. Today the World is facing two major issues Global Warming & Global Recession. Both these children are from the same parents:  Need and Greed. It is ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Leasing and extended producer responsibility for personal computer component reuse

    Although extended producer responsibility legislation creates economic incentives for manufacturers to recycle or remanufacture product components, this has proven to be very difficult. Leasing arrangements where the manufacturer sells a service rather than a product might facilitate more cost-effective product take-back. This paper presents a mathematical model for product design that considers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Future outflows of toxic material from end–of–life computers in India

    This paper presents an approach to estimate the number of obsolete desktop and notebook computers and the quantity of various toxic components to be generated from these computers in the next ten to 15 years in India. This study indicates that with favourable government policies it will take 30 years more to achieve a computer penetration rate of 1 per capita. Long term equilibrium in computer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Custom Computer Hard Drives Disposal Solution - Case Study

    Problem: A computer recycling company was looking for a machine to physically alter computer hard drives so that they could assure their customers that the data on the hard drive was destroyed. They did not have a budget for a hook shear shredder. Solution: We developed a custom hard drive disposal solution. An air activated punch was developed ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • Multi-objective reverse logistics model for integrated computer waste management

    This study aimed to address the issues involved in the planning and design of a computer waste management system in an integrated manner. A decision-support tool is presented for selecting an optimum configuration of computer waste management facilities (segregation, storage, treatment/processing, reuse/recycle and disposal) and allocation of waste to these facilities. The model is based on an ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • The success of reverse logistics in supporting the environment: the case of the computer industry

    Reverse logistics deals with the movement of products from consumers back to the producers. It is the process of collecting these used products, breaking them down into their initial components and distributing them to be reused, recycled or disposed of. The remanufacturing of used products has become accepted and identified as an advantage for corporations. This paper provides content analysis ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What Electronics Are Recyclable?

    Do you have electronics that are just sitting in your closet and you don't know what to do with them? There are companies that will take them and separate them into different categories like plastics, glass, circuit boards, hard drives and more. Some of the electronics that are good for recycling are telecommunication equipment, networking equipment, sound and visual equipment, back-up power ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Recycle Nokia N95

    If you recycle Nokia N95, then you are doing everyone a favour When it comes to accolades the Nokia N95 8GB won many, not least that it had the distinction of being the first ever mobile phone to receive Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification. For those that don’t know, the DLNA is a body which advocates the interoperability of wired and wireless consumer devices. ...


    By zonzoo

  • WEEE!! Don’t bin It Recycle IT

    Every year people buy thousands upon thousands of electrical equipment in the UK alone. Every year British people then throw away thousands of electrical items and why not. Since the introduction of the WEEE directive on 1 July 2007 home uses have been able to take their old electrical equipment to the local council house hold waste recycling centre for recycling. All county councils in the UK ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • Calling all recyclers

    B K Soni is mildly amused at being termed a social entrepreneur. He is happier calling himself a kabadiwalla. His e-waste recycling company, Eco Recycling orEcoreco, collects 100 tonnes of discarded computers and peripherals from firms every month and disposes of them safely. “Our business does have a beneficial impact on the environment, but indirectly,” says Soni, who set up Ecoreco in 2007. ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Measuring diversion, recycling progress

    ONE OF the first sessions at the 23rd Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference next month in San Diego is titled “Documenting Waste Diversion.” When the State of California adopted its AB 939 recycling law in 1989, it established a 50 percent waste diversion goal by 2000. Jurisdictions failing to meet that goal would be subject to fines. A number of other states adopted diversion or recycling goals ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Nonprofit takes the recycling world by storm

    WITS non-profit located in St. Louis Missouri has broken all the rules for 2006. In less than 5 years they have become 100% sustainable through their unique and one of a kind operation. What do they do? Recycling/reuse and community development. In less time thatn most for profits generate a revenue, the nonprofit has gone from a 20,000 budget to over half a million dollar budget. Recycling over ...


Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you