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I’ll take definition #4: Symbiosis: any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc. This should describe the relationship between reverse logistics and sustainability. Indeed, it’s likely what the creators of the Reverse Logistics & Sustainability Council had in mind when they created the industry trade association a few years back. Yet in…

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When problem areas touch each other and are entangled in a manner that requires consideration of all the interdependencies in order to find real solutions, the word of the day is “nexus.” Nexus simply means a coming together, but in the world of sustainability, it’s used to highlight the need for systems thinking, the need…

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There’s lots of talk about the “circular economy” without a lot of explanation of why we call it circular. We get the idea that we’re closing a loop (a decidedly circular image) and that we’re bringing things back (full circle, as it were). But first it’s important to understand the departure from our current linear…

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The signing of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) agreement in Paris last month is a victory for many who have been laboring for decades. It is miraculous that the world, as represented by 154 nations, has committed to address what is threatening us all – the devastating effects of global warming. But…

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It was just this time last year that we introduced the DigiTruck – a solar-powered, refurbished cargo container outfitted with refurbished PCs and reborn as a mobile classroom (or clinic). This year, the DigiTruck finds itself at an orphanage in Tanzania. This particular DigiTruck was built locally with solar company Greenlink and will stay at…

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Arrow’s Value Recovery business has successfully passed a grueling program of scheduled and unannounced audits by the Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance, ADISA. December 2015 – ADISA – In January 2015, Arrow Electronics’ Value Recovery business added its North American processing facilities to the company’s existing Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) certification…

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Ads for “free computer recycling” make my skin crawl. Free, of course, sounds good to most people. But as with most “free” offers, there’s a catch. The catch in this case might not be obvious to the office or facility manager charged with simply getting rid of everything. Office moves happen, and the logistics and…

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I had a wonderful time at the recent Sustainatopia event here in Boston. But apart from the obvious root “sustain” in Sustainatopia, I heard little mention of the word. It’s not that sustainability is going out of fashion – it’s that the fundamental assumption that sustainability represents the core of shared values of the people…

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DALLAS TX–December 8, 2015–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has upgraded its Dallas Value Recovery facility, adding state-of-the-art automated equipment to further increase processing efficiency and chain-of-custody security. As a result of the upgrades, the facility’s IT asset processing capacity has increased 120 percent. “The state-of-the-art features we’ve added in Dallas are creating a more efficient…

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