Environmental

  • How Effective is Shredding Drives Internally?

    People used to destroy their hard drives by pounding nails through the disc or dipping them into acid baths.  Unfortunately, these tactics were neither safe nor particularly effective.  Thankfully, most businesses have realized there are more efficient ways to destroy data, and they don’t involve nails or acid baths. Today, you can either wipe data […]

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  • Why Environmentally-Friendly ITAD is So Important

    In this day and age, there’s no shortage of environmental concerns, from carbon emissions to plastics conglomerating in the ocean and killing marine life, among other things.  While some companies can take steps to reduce contributions to these problems, there is one environmental issue that every modern company must address: e-waste. The turnover in electronics […]

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  • The Risks of Electronics Recycling on America Recycles Day

    As we celebrate America Recycles Day, organizations across the country are pledging and showing their support for recycling. At SEAM, we want to remind Sioux Falls and surrounding area businesses of the risks they face when recycling electronics and IT equipment. Properly managing the disposal of end-of-life IT assets is a great way to promote […]

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  • The Most Common Barriers to Effective Electronic Waste Recycling

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there are laws in place governing how electronics can be disposed of, with most states enacting laws related to which devices (or which parts of devices) must be recycled for safety and environmental protection.  Businesses are particularly liable due to the volume of IT equipment […]

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  • Planning for Responsible E-Waste Disposal

    E-waste has become a hot button issue for many companies looking to clean up their corporate image, comply with expanding environmental laws, and do their part for the planet. Everyone knows it is not only unacceptable, but dangerous to dump e-waste, not just because of the harm toxic components do to the environment, but because […]

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  • Benefits of Keeping Your E-Waste Out of Landfills

    The invention of plastic straws dates back to the 1880s, but it wasn’t until recently that we started to realize the impact of this disposable convenience. It is estimated that 500 million straws are used each day in the U.S. alone, and approximately 8.3 billion of the tubes pollute the world’s beaches. This could be […]

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  • Where to recycle electronics in Sioux Falls?

    9.4 million tons are thrown away every year in America alone, and only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled! That’s a LOT of waste – if electronics end up in the landfill, harmful toxins like lead and mercury can leach into the groundwater and we lose all of those precious metals that could have been reused. […]

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  • Retiring vs Disposing of Assets

    Although IT devices are often designed to last for many years with proper maintenance, from a purely mechanical standpoint, they can quickly become obsolete due to technological advances that render older equipment unsafe or otherwise undesirable to continue using (as when manufacturer support is discontinued, for example). At this point, your Sioux Falls, SD will […]

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  • Happy Earth Day eWaste Facts!

    Happy #EarthWeek! What does your business do with old IT equipment? Check out these #eWaste facts. See the full infographic at www.seamservices.com/itad 

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