Sustainable Seattle

On a recent trip to Seattle, I was impressed by the palpable strides toward sustainability evident in ordinary life that I don’t see other places. My hotel room had its own recycling bin – a big deal, in my experience. I’ve only seen it one other place – last year in Montreal when I was…

Arrow Featured in Recycling Today

The latest issue of Recycling Today contains an article that features Arrow Value Recovery and its strategies to provide best-in-class data security for its clients. Titled A Streamlined Approach, by Markku Willgren, president of U.S. operations for Blancco, the article interviews Arrow staff and describes how Arrow and other ITAD companies use Blancco for data…

A warm welcome to U.S. Micro Corporation

Arrow Value Recovery is pleased to welcome the employees of U.S. Micro to the Arrow family. With locations in Nevada, Georgia, Texas, and Toronto Canada, U.S. Micro serves Fortune 500 companies that demand the highest levels of data security and environmental stewardship. Since 1995, U.S. Micro Corporation has been a major innovator and leader in…

Value Recovery launches a new blog

Arrow Value Recovery announces the launch of our new blog! With a focus on electronics’ aftermarket and end-of-life, this new blog will address topics such as sustainability, corporate social responsibility, e-waste, data security, regulatory issues, legislation, and other hot ITAD topics as they arise. To inaugurate the blog, we invited Carol Baroudi, former industry analyst…

Sustainability Calls for Reverse Logistics

“Reverse logistics” is not a term in common parlance among sustainability professionals. We’re real familiar with just plain ol’ “logistics” and programs like the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, which aims to help “businesses move goods in the cleanest, most efficient way possible.” Simply put, logistics – or forward logistics – means getting stuff there. Reverse…

The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA)

Arrow Electronics is a member of the Coalition for American Recycling (CAER). CAER estimates that a large percentage of American electronics are not disposed of properly. In a given year, that translates to millions of tons of toxic trash – the fastest-growing waste stream in the U.S. Electronics are ending up in landfills, poisoning soil…

In Pursuit of Sustainable Electronics

I’m delighted to be blogging again, now from my role in Global Sustainability and Compliance for Arrow Electronics. I am perched in the heart of Arrow Value Recovery, where pursuing sustainable electronics is core to our mission. To be counted among the very fortunate, between my day job and my passion for sustainability, I have…