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KAB Offers Ideas on Boosting Office Recycling

By Jared Paben

 

Offices will generate more recyclable materials and less contamination if each employee is given a large recycling bin and small garbage can, according to a study.

The study, titled "Recycling at Work: Research to Inform Improved Recycling in the Workplace," was commissioned by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) with support from PepsiCo Recycling and commercial real estate giant CBRE.

"It was important to do this because we see recycling in the workplace as a real potential opportunity to increase recycling," said Brenda Pulley, KAB's senior vice president of recycling.

Over six months in 2014, Action Research studied different recycling and garbage bin configurations in CBRE offices in Atlanta, Boston, Houston and San Diego. All offices had single-stream recycling collection.

The stakeholders tried the following configurations at each employee's desk:

  • Small trash can attached to a larger recycling bin
  • Equal-sized recycling and garbage cans
  • Only a recycling bin
  • Making no changes to the existing configuration but providing recycling information

The first configuration, with a small garbage and large recycling bin, showed the greatest success, according to the report. It yielded a higher percentage of recyclable materials and lower percentage of garbage in recycling bins as well as a lower percentage of recyclables in garbage cans.

Before the project, 79 percent of offices had some amount of paper in garbage cans, but the number dropped to almost zero during the experiment, the report stated.

"Our research clearly shows that by combining specific-sized trash and recycling receptacles, with simple signage and messaging, businesses and other organizations can increase employee participation and improve their rate of recycling of office-generated materials," Jennifer Jehn, KAB president and CEO, stated in a press release.

The "recycling-bin-only" option was unsuccessful and might have actually led employees to throw away recyclable materials they would have otherwise diverted, the report noted. It was unpopular for workers, and four offices dropped out of the survey after they were assigned this configuration, the report said.

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Recycling Interest Groups Take On Keurig Green Mountain

Recycling Interest Groups Take On Keurig Green Mountain

As an electronics recycler, we see our fair share of plastics that need to be recycled, like computer cases and household appliances. One type of plastic that many people use is the Keurig K-cups and unfortunately they are not readily recyclable. It says on their website that they aren’t and that they are currently working on the problem. They expect to have a solution by 2020, 5 years from now. Most people find this answer to be unacceptable, including the creator of the design, John Sylvan. He has approached the company several times with solutions to this problem and his ideas have been rejected. He actually regrets coming up with one of the most popular coffee brewing designs because of the impact on the environment.

According to several sources, many companies that have tried to fix the problem on their own are actually being sued by Keurig Green Mountain. One company has actually created a plastic clip for the single serve brewer that allows for outside single serve cups; ones that are recyclable. According to this company, the impact of the non recyclable K-cups in nearly unfathomable. “Lined up, end to end, the 9.8 billion 2-inch pods sold by Keurig in 2014 alone would encircle the equator 12.4 times, according to Murray Carpenter, author of Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us. The estimated 35.6 billion pods sold by Keurig since 2007 (Green Mountain Coffee purchased coffee-maker Keurig in 2006) would encircle the globe more than 45 times.”

Those numbers are quite shocking, especially for such a short timeline, and are only expected to increase. Most homes and offices have this type of appliance and every single day these cups are ending up in the trash. While Keurig is looking into a compostable option for its cups, most cities lack the infrastructure in their municipalities to make a big difference. They also have the brew your own style cup where you can fill it with whatever coffee or tea grounds you like. The problem is, most people still buy the K-cups because they can just throw them away when they are done instead of washing out the custom brew container. Many third party companies are now spreading the word on the environmental impact in an effort to help the environment and are doing what they can to come up with solutions.

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Report Analyzes Economic Impact of E-Scrap Export Ban

Report Analyzes Economic Impact of E-Scrap Export Ban

Recycling Today Staff

JUNE 4, 2013

A report conducted by John Dunham and Associates, Brooklyn, N.Y., and released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, D.C., highlights the relationship between economic growth and electronic scrap export activity. According to the report, a ban on the export of electronic scrap would result in less competition, reduce jobs and increase the costs of consumers.

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E-Waste Event Season is Approaching

E-Waste Event Season is Approaching

April is just around the corner and with it comes the beginning of Accurate IT Services’ Community Recycling Events. With over a dozen e-waste events scheduled for 2013 already, Accurate IT will surely be in your area to responsibly recycle your old electronics.

For all of our community e-waste recycling events, we accept all electronics, including, but not limited to, old IT equipment, consumer electronics, and small household appliances. We will be accepting all electronic items free of charge, excluding CRT televisions, which has a $15 per unit fee associated with them. We will also not be accepting items containing Freon or Mercury.

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Study Finds Limiting E-Waste Exports Could Create U.S. Jobs

Study Finds Limiting E-Waste Exports Could Create U.S. Jobs

Recycling Today Staff

FEBRUARY 13, 2013

“Restrictions on electronic scrap exports could create up to 42,000 direct and indirect new jobs with a total payroll of more than $1 billion, according to a study commissioned by the Coalition For American Electronics Recycling (CAER).

“The study further documents how growing an industry with the capacity to manage the volume of e-waste generated within our borders could create tens of thousands of good-paying American jobs by promoting investment in our domestic infrastructure,” says Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions and CAER steering committee member.

CAER members include a number of electronics recyclers and affiliated organizations that support the passage of the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA), legislation designed to promote fair and responsible e-waste trade, according to the CAER. The bill, which will be reintroduced in the current session of Congress, bans the export of certain types of unprocessed and nonworking electronics and e-waste from the U.S. to developing countries. Fair trade in tested, working electronics and processed e-scrap commodities would not be restricted, the group says.

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The Complex Business of Recycling E-Waste

The Complex Business of Recycling E-Waste

By Verne Kopytoff on January 08, 2013

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-08/the-complex-business-of-recycling-e-waste

IBM’s massive recycling facilities are more like rehabilitation centers. Most of the computers, printers, and servers—castoffs from IBM’s offices, along with equipment previously leased to corporate customers—are refurbished and resold. Some are salvaged for parts.

But inevitably some electronics are too old to resuscitate. Therein lies one of the biggest conundrums of the digital age: How to properly dispose of e-waste, which contains toxic materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. “It’s easy to buy something, but it’s hard to get rid of it,” says Richard Dicks, general manager for the IBM (IBM) division that handles the triage.

Americans get rid of 47.4 million computers, 27.2 million televisions, and 141 million mobile devices annually, according to the latest figures from the Environmental Protection Agency. Only a quarter of all those devices are collected for recycling.

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6 Myths About the End of the IT Lifecycle

6 Myths About the End of the IT Lifecycle

By Jim O’Grady
Created 2012-12-11 05:00 – Greenbiz.com

“It seems like every time you look up, a new technology or solution is launched to market, promising to be better, faster and cheaper. As the amount of new technology increases, so does the amount of technology that must be replaced.

In the last year alone, the amount of e-waste has increased by nearly 20 percent. Without a proper IT asset management process, residual and end-of-life assets can quickly eat into any cost savings that might have been achieved from implementing the new technology in the first place.

Investing in innovative, new technologies is a must for enterprises looking to retain their competitive edge. It’s more important than ever for CIOs to define an end-to-end process for their legacy and end-of-life assets. The path to asset recovery -- maximizing the value of unused or end-of-life assets through effective reuse or divestment -- is often waylaid by misconceptions. Unaware of their options, or concerned with the seeming complexity of asset recovery, CIOs may be tempted to recycle or destroy old equipment as a first option. Often, this may not be the most cost-effective or efficient option.

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Out With The Old and In With The New

Out With The Old and In With The New


The holiday season is upon us and many anxious shoppers are rushing out to find great deals on the newest computers, laptops, or LCD displays. Meanwhile, whether they’re purchasing these products for themselves or as gifts, their immediate response will not be “How do I recycle my old one?” However, after a couple weeks or months of sitting under a desk or in a garage, the time will finally come when the old PC, LCD, or gaming system will become “e-waste” and needs to be disposed of properly.

That is where Accurate IT Services comes in. We recycle all electronics, from computers and laptops to televisions, cell phones, and all-around IT scrap. We are an R2-certified electronics recycler in Columbus, OH that can offer a free recycling service for most electronics. More importantly, we are able to offer upfront payment for remarketable electronic equipment.

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The Lesser-Known Facts About E-Waste Recycling

The Lesser-Known Facts About E-Waste Recycling

Greg Voakes – Business Insider

“The Internet revolution might have revolutionized how we live and communicate, but it’s also had a rather more insidious effect on our environment. Strange as it might sound, our rush to buy new laptops and phones – while chucking our old ones into the trash – has led to a new eco disaster in the making.

Yes, while we all pride ourselves on a commitment to a clean, green planet, our actions say otherwise. Robert Barham of Phone Shop UK says " All those old cell phone chargers you chucked into a bin, the old monitor you just threw away, and the ancient printer that you dumped are all in a landfill somewhere, polluting our planet." Yes, around 14,000,000 junked mobile phones (weighing over 65,000 tonnes) reach our nation’s landfills each year – releasing an astounding 80,000 lbs of highly toxic lead.

And if they aren't being buried, polluting our land and water, they’ll be sent to a developing nation, where workers will, in unsanitary conditions, risk their health in trying to extract precious materials from your old E-waste – did you know that mobile phones contain high amounts of poisonous elements and materials like chromium, mercury, and arsenic?

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E-Scrap Recycling Awareness on the Rise

E-Scrap Recycling Awareness on the Rise

 -By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
  Nine out of 10 consumers believe it's important to recycle their old electronic devices and 63 percent know how to do it, according to a new study from the Consumer Electronics Association.

The CEA's CE Recycling and Reuse 2012 Edition study found that awareness of the importance of electronics recycling and locations is on the rise. Recently, the trade association has worked with local, state and federal governments, as well as non-governmental organizations, to educate consumers on the availability and accessibility of electronics recycling locations.

"The CE industry aims to make recycling consumer electronics as easy as purchasing them. The marked increase in consumer awareness of how and where to recycle their electronics illustrates the progress our industry has made on this issue," said Walter Alcorn, CEA's vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability, in a prepared statement.

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Our Lady of Bethlehem E-Waste Recycling Event

Our Lady of Bethlehem E-Waste Recycling Event

This past weekend, Accurate IT Services partnered with Big Green Head, the premier local ‘Green’ promoter, to host an Electronics Recycling Drive at Our Lady of Bethlehem Church in Columbus, Ohio.

This E-Waste Drop-Off Day was a part of the Accurate IT and Big Green Head year long E-Waste Drop-Off program, offering free electronics recycling events throughout Columbus Ohio.

Our Lady of Bethlehem’s successful e-waste recycling drive collected a total of 8424 lbs and diverted 34 CRT TVs from local landfills!

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Accurate IT Services Redesigns its E-Waste Website

Accurate IT Services Redesigns its E-Waste Website

In an effort to provide a more user-friendly website, Accurate IT Services has redesigned its electronics recycling website, www.ait-recycle.com.

Not only does Accurate IT Services pride itself on our environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious recycling services throughout Central Ohio, but it works tirelessly on providing an educational experience for electronics recycling, complete with the ease of establishing recycling pickups and contacting AITS employees with any questions.

The new website features an educational section called “Why Recycle Electronics?” which focuses on the importance of recycling old electronics or “e-waste.”

It also promotes Accurate IT Services’ certifications in ISO 14001 and the R2 (Responsible Recycling) Standard. Accurate IT Services’ R2 certification is representative of our constant efforts to ensure that your equipment is responsibly and securely recycled, using authorized vendors, safe working practices, and secure data destruction. Being one of only a few R2-Certified companies in Columbus, OH, Accurate IT works to provide customers with the guarantee that their equipment is handled appropriately.

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The Certification Papers Are In!

The Certification Papers Are In!

On October 26th, 2011, Accurate IT Services received their official certificates for ISO 14001 and Responsible Recycling (R2)!
 

Columbus, OH’s electronics recycler Accurate IT completed their certification process at the end of August and has since been waiting on the official certificates. These certificates are evidence that Accurate IT’s operation is an environmentally-friendly and safe one dedicated to recycling electronics in a responsible and secure manner. The R2 standard represents Accurate IT Services’ adherence to the ever-changing electronics recycling world, proving that due diligence must be done on downstream vendors to ensure that all electronics are being recycled in a responsible fashion.

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