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Repair, Don’t Waste!

Today, the world relies on electronic systems and devices that are essentially meant to last several years. Tons of natural resources are extracted each day to produce semiconductor chips and other related components. “These will eventually be mounted on printed circuit boards (PCB) and will effectively become the brain of

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Reduce E-Waste with a Universal Charging Standard

We all have a drawer full of old, tangled electronic devices chargers from the many devices we used to own. Each year, a new phone, tablet, laptop, etc., is introduced to consumers and with this new piece of technology, comes yet another cord. In September 2021, “The European Union proposed

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The Morgan Stanley Data Breach

In 2016, Morgan Stanley, an American multinational investment bank and financial services company, terminated a contract with its long-term ITAD vendor to save costs after a mismanaged data center decommissioning task in 2016. The data breach surfaced in July 2020—Morgan Stanley notified their clients that their personal data could be

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Intel Corp.’s Response to the Global Chip Shortage

On September 7, 2021, Intel Corp. announced, “It could spend up to $95 billion to build as many as eight new semiconductor manufacturing plants in Europe, as part of its response to the ongoing global chip shortage.” (Mike Wheatley, Silicon Angle, 2021). Intel plans to build two new chip factories

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Recycle Responsibly with Lifespan

At Lifespan, we pride ourselves in working towards building a better planet and brighter future, by responsibly recycling your obsolete assets the right way. With approximately 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste produced each year, Lifespan is dedicated to providing smart, environmentally friendly disposal programs to support sustainability on many fronts. 

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FTC Votes to Enforce Right to Repair

Big news! In July 2021, an open commission meeting was held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where members voted unanimously to enforce the laws around Right to Repair to ensure that US consumers will be able to repair their personal electronic and automotive devices! This vote is a huge

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Protect Your Right to Repair

The Right to Repair Association supports the right to repair products that we own. As a member of the Right to Repair Association, Lifespan strongly supports this movement. We recognize that manufacturers have been increasingly developing products that are less repair friendly, and have resulted in impacts for consumers, businesses,

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Electronic Waste and The Circular Economy

Electronic devices are a key component in today’s world. The average household is likely to have purchased 100s of technology devices over the past decade. Cellphones, TVs, computers, tablets and gaming systems are not built to last a lifetime and choosing to repair such devices can be as costly as

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E-Waste: An Emerging Health Risk

E-waste volumes continue to surge globally each year. In 2019, global e-waste grew by 21% in five years, equating to approximately 53.6 million metric tonnes of produced e-waste. “Effective and binding action is urgently required to protect the millions of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide whose health is jeopardized

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Security Culture

Incorporating security awareness into your company culture is important for building security maturity and influencing positive results. A well-put-together security culture boosts a business or organization’s overall security position. It also encourages IT and end-users to collaborate in detecting malicious activity that could lead to a security attack. Security awareness

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Information Governance

What is Information Governance “Information governance is a holistic approach to managing corporate information by implementing processes, roles, controls and metrics that treat information as a valuable business asset,” (Scott Robinson, Tech Target, 2021). Although information governance is not specific to the ITAD world, it is still a vital component

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Sustainable IT Practices

There are several benefits associated with embracing sustainable IT practices within a business. However, “going green” is not considered the same thing as sustainability, as it is more associated with an organization’s holistic approach and capabilities. “Despite the many benefits of sustainable IT, organizations are paying little attention to the

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