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It is not often I get to address an International Congress in Welsh, the language of the Land of my Fathers. But in saying “Prynhawn Da” or “Good Afternoon” to the audience of delegates at the International Electronics Recycling Congress in Salzburg, Austria, I was making a point related to the topic I was speaking…

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The hills were alive with the sound of electronics recycling discussions as Salzburg welcomed the sixteenth International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) 17th – 20th January 2017. The Austrian city is famous as the birthplace of Mozart and setting of “The Sound of Music”, but it has also been the annual venue of the IERC since…

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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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