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When the Reverse Logistics & Sustainability Council (RLSC) was formed some five years ago, it sounded an important new note for the reverse logistics industry – namely, sustainability. Now core to nearly every conversation, sustainability in its many dimensions, is rapidly becoming an informing principle for many a corporate strategy. And the simple truth is…

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Originally published in January 2017 – RDC, a subsidiary of Arrow Electronics, Inc., and part of Arrow`s global value recovery business, was recently awarded a five-star rating by Investors in Zero Waste for its efforts in reducing the amount of waste it sends to landfills. RDC improved its processes to ensure that zero IT and…

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If my title makes you think of Janet Evanovich, I hope it makes you smile. Smiling doesn’t always come easily these days for many of us committed to a sustainable and just world. However, as I keep reminding my friends, the world is not flat, and no amount of bluster makes it so. And for…

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Do you know that your TV may betray your personal data to hackers? Or that one or more of the many internet-enabled devices we use that form the growing ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) may share our personal data without our knowledge? An international study conducted for the UK Information Commissioner’s Office by 25 data protection…

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I am talking garbage. Not many people will admit to that. But I like to talk garbage – and more importantly, how to avoid it. RDC, a subsidiary of Arrow Electronics and part of Arrow’s Value Recovery business, was awarded the top (five star) rating by letsrecycle.com for its efforts in reducing waste sent to…

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In my last blog I reviewed what kinds of parties are held liable to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Today I’ll cover some ways that these parties can protect the data they are responsible for, and ultimately, their own brand. What Does Secure Mean? The GDPR states that whether security measures are…

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There are new gadgets, churn, churn, churn. And you’re probably thinking, here she goes again with a guilt trip about how e-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream on the planet, how the greatest amount of energy used by a device throughout its life is the energy used in its original manufacturing and how it’s important…

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) set new and demanding compliance requirements for any organization involved in creating, handling and treating data. With fines of up to €20 million or 4 percent of the annual worldwide turnover of the organisation responsible for the data breach, we need to look in particular at who…

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Big problems require wide-scale collaboration and when problems daunt an entire industry, it behooves that industry to come together to solve them. That was the vision of eight electronics companies that, in 2004, saw the opportunity to “drive positive change and increase efficiency.” Those companies came together to create what is now known as the…

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