Environmental

  • 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 parts of devices) must be recycled for safety and environmental protection.  Businesses are particularly liable because of the volume of IT equipment and […]

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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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  • How to Select the Right Data Disposal System for Your Business

    There are many possible methods of destroying data. While you could perform these duties in-house, the truth is that you’ll have to purchase the right equipment, employ IT specialists who can help you comply with applicable privacy and environmental laws related to data and equipment destruction, and then waste man hours on tedious tasks. In […]

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  • Office Equipment Recycling 101

    The sheer number of electronic devices the average company relies on these days to conduct business is staggering. A busy office could house dozens or hundreds of employees, each with a personal computer and/or laptop, a cell phone, and a host of other mobile devices. Then there are printers, scanners, copiers, servers, and all the […]

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  • 5 Reasons Why Tossing Your Hard Drive is a Bad Idea

    Upgrading to new computer equipment for your business is exciting, because it will likely increase efficiency and competitive edge, but also frustrating, because of the cost and delays associated with switching over. Of course, that doesn’t even take into account the big question of what to do with your old devices once the upgrade process […]

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