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Three Ways to Deal with Outdated or Broken Computer Monitors

If you have a computer monitor that is broken, outdated, or simply extra, there are three responsible choices you can make for its disposal.

Donate it: Just because it is too “old” or “outdated” for you doesn’t mean someone else would appreciate it. Contact friends or family member to see if anyone is in need of a monitor. If that doesn’t turn up anything, call some local charities, as they would undoubtedly love to have it. The added benefit is that donating it creates a tax write-off.

E-waste Law in Illinois gets a Major Revision

Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn approved a law which brings about major revisions to the e-waste program in the state.

The Senate Bill 2106 will expand the yearly recycling goals for Illinois, broaden the scope of included electronics, and simplify the functions of program management. For instance, the revisions will increase the number of covered products from 4 to 17, including things like fax machines, set-top boxes, computer peripherals, portable media devices, A/V equipment, etc.

Is eBay holding your Secrets?

According to a British research company, too many people are failing to encrypt or erase sensitive information on their mobile device before tossing it out. In order to prove this, their team purchased over 150 discarded devices through secondhand retailers and an auction site.

Recycling E-waste is Smart, Doing it hastily is Not

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste is piling up faster than ever. In 2005, Americans disposed of nearly 50 million computers, a 250% increase from the previous decade. Add in all the other types of electronics we toss out, and we now dump over 400 million electronic gadgets each year, according to EPA estimates.

Shredding Hard Drives is the Most Secure Way to Destroy Your Data

What do you mean by a hard drive?

Hard drive is also known as a hard disk drive. It is the main storage device of a computer, which stores the data permanently. It was introduced on 13th Sep ’56. It is classified in two broad categories mainly the internal hard drive and the external hard drive. Though the internal hard drives are the most common, but some people also use the external hard drives to keep a backup of their data and also to expand the storage space.

Cut Costs for Your New or Growing Business with This One Easy Tip

The economy is recovering, according to most reports. This is great news if you are starting a new business or are ready to begin growing the one you already have. But you will be doing yourself and your company a huge disservice if you ignore the hard lessons of the last half-decade, particularly the lesson that today’s smart companies—big and small—are still addressing:  minimize your operating costs.

Want to Be Charitable With Your Old Information Technology? Here’s Three Things to Think About Before You Donate

Donating your company’s old technology products seems like a great idea. You rid your company of unwanted electronics, and you get back a gracious acknowledgement from the charity—maybe even a receipt for your taxes. Even EPA talks about it in a positive way on their website: “Donating used electronics for reuse extends the lives of valuable products. Recycling electronics prevents valuable materials from going into the waste stream.”

Why You Need to Recycle All of Your Electronic Devices
 (Even the Little Ones)

To further understand the reasons for recycling your electronics, you must first understand the impact these electrical devices have on the environment. When these devices are disposed of in an incorrect manner, they seriously affect their surrounding environment, most especially water tables. Once they enter the underground water table, they can be spread to any number of areas including water for drinking. It can also spread to areas where food is grown and, surprisingly, can increase greenhouse gases.