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Battery Recycling Bill

Texas is currently undergoing a huge change regarding the recycling of single-use and rechargeable batteries. The Texas Legislature is analyzing a law that mandates take-back and recycling for all household batteries.  Should the bill pass, it would be the first ever in the country to cover both single-use and rechargeable batteries. Although, at a May…
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Why Isn’t the U.S. Recycling Rate Growing

A newly released report from the U.S. EPA indicates that aside from a stagnant recycling rate in recent years, national e-scrap finally rose to 40 percent in 2013. The rate in 2013 ascended from 30.6 percent to 40.4 percent. The U.S. generated 3.14 million tons of municipal solid waste in 2013 and recovered 1.27 million…
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Top Three Reasons to Watch What You Throw in the Trash

What many companies don’t realize is that what they are throwing away can actually be valuable commodities. Waste costs for businesses have simply become another bill that gets paid just as their electricity and water without thinking twice. Once their establishment opens up, dumpsters start becoming filled and hauled away without businesses giving a second…
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CompuCycle is certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business

CompuCycle has gained its certification as a woman-owned small business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). CompuCycle will use the certification to help its corporate clients meet supplier diversity goals and to further differentiate itself from its competition. As such, CompuCycle will host booth #409 at the 2015 WBEA EXPO on May 28…
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Secure Data Destruction at CompuCycle

Here at CompuCycle, the most important part of what we do is to ensure that all data inside the electronics we process is permanently destroyed beyond recovery. We practice the highest standards in data security from beginning to end of life. We use two methods of data security: Data Sanitization: Meeting the NIST 800-88 standards…
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The World Cup spikes desperate need for electronic recycling program

The 2014 World Cup has now come and gone, but it has left many Brazilians scratching their heads on what to do now. (And no, we aren’t just talking about their soccer team!) In anticipation of the event, the sales of the TV sets have sky rocketed in Brazil. According to the National Association of…
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A New Organization Will Now Manage R2 Standard

As of June 5, 2014, R2 (Responsible Recycling) will be managed by SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International). SERI is a non-profit organization with a global mission: “promoting safe and sustainable electronics reuse and recycling worldwide.” Their core focus is to administer and improve the R2 Standard globally. In addition to managing the R2 Standard, SERI…
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