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Technology has momentum. It is disruptive and unstoppable. You can’t build a wall around it. To say that technology is more than the sum of its parts is a vast understatement, since technology in its connected aggregate is akin to an atmosphere that envelops us. Its data runs governments, economies and communities – both real…

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October’s Sustainatopia in Boston will be my fifth Sustainatopia conference. I love this event, and look forward to connecting and reconnecting with others who are actively engaged in trying to effect change on so many interconnected fronts. Sustainability 101 teaches systems thinking, which promotes holistic thinking, a bringing together of different disciplines to create solutions…

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Somewhere around 1994, when The Internet For Dummies had already become a best seller, I was at a potluck with friends. Someone said to me, “I was going to buy your book, but I didn’t because of the title.” Without thinking, I responded, “Well, that was stupid.” In case you’ve gone the past couple of…

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When Dell captured the Green Electronics Council Catalyst award for 2015 last fall at the Emerging Green Conference, I felt they truly deserved it. The first Catalyst Award focused on electronics and related infrastructures’ positive impact on the circular economy, where circular economy is defined as “an economic system that is safe and restorative by…

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GAHANNA, Ohio–June 22, 2016–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) opened the doors of its flagship North America value recovery processing facility yesterday to customers and members of the news media for tours, demonstrations and executive meet-and-greets. Attendees received an up-close look at recent state-of-the-art upgrades Arrow made to the 400,000 sq. ft. facility—one of the largest IT…

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In case you haven’t noticed, the recycling industry is in trouble. I feel fortunate that although some folks think of us as electronics recyclers, we are emphatically not in the recycling business. Our mantra is “Reuse First” and we provide data security and environmentally preferable outcomes for the assets entrusted to us by our customers….

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Culemborg, Netherlands – June 16, 2016 – Six Arrow Value Recovery EMEA facilities have received the demanding ISO 27001 certification for their information management security systems. The certificate was issued after extensive audits during which the processes for secure data sanitization and refurbishment of used ICT equipment were verified. The new certification helps ensure that Arrow…

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When the Closed Loop Foundation decided to determine the state of “circularity” in the world of electronics, its sights (and funding) landed on the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) and the Sustainability Consortium (TSC) at Arizona State University, where leading sustainability research is front and center. Carole Mars and Christopher Nafe, along with Jason…

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I’ve been focused on electronics at end of life since 2008, when I did the research for Green IT For Dummies. In the past eight years, the growth in electronic waste has exploded, making it the fastest-growing waste stream in the world. Meanwhile, electronics keep getting smaller, more complex and more difficult to handle from…

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