Monthly Archives - September 2014

10 Tips to Extend Your Device’s Battery

Millions of us check email, surf the Web or read Facebook or Instagram posts throughout the day. We use a smartphone, tablet or e-reader almost every day. And all of us have found ourselves in the same situation—staring at our phone or tablet’s battery icon fluttering on the edge of black. Time to recharge – even when it’s not convenient. If this has happened to you at least once, read on. Below are 10 easy changes you can make to [...]


Why Recycle Electronics?

Electronics contain valuable metals and components that can be used again in another manufacturing process. Cadmium, hexavalent chromium, mercury, chromium, barium, beryllium and brominated flame-retardant materials are components that can pollute water and air resources without proper disposal or recycling.E-waste did not even exist as a waste stream in 1989 and now it’s one of the largest and growing exponentially. — Katharina Kummer Peiry, Executive Secretary, Basel ConventionExcerpts from Basel Convention November 2009 Press Advisory: “Hazardous waste is threatening human health [...]


New School Year, New Technologies: Where do Your Old Devices and Batteries Belong?

Average college student owns up to seven devices; 75 percent of children under the age of eight have their own mobile device, all of which contain recyclable batteries. This back to school season, millions of students will head to the classroom carrying new mobile devices containing rechargeable batteries – all of which can be recycled. It is the perfect time of year to educate about proper recycling to protect the environment. Recent studies show that the average college student owns up [...]