Make Friends with Your IT Asset Manager

Make Friends with Your IT Asset Manager If you’re a sustainability or corporate social responsibility lead, I’ll bet you’re friendly with your facilities manager. Heck, maybe you are the facilities manager. A common pick for a sustainability lead is the person who knows most about utility spend, and quite often that’s the facilities manager. You…

E-Waste Must Be Part of Earth Day

E-Waste Must Be Part of Earth Day I’m old. This epiphany was recently revealed to me by a colleague, because I can remember the first Earth Day celebration 44 years ago. Although I have barely scraped past 53 years of age, this old noggin still retains vivid memories of my fifth-grade science teacher first telling…

E-Waste Not, E-Want Not

E-Waste Not, E-Want Not That’s the title I gave to the chapter of Green IT For Dummies that focuses on electronic waste. That was more than five years ago, and that chapter’s research and writing quite literally changed my life. This Earth Day, I encourage you to find your own “in” into sustainability and grab…

Plastics News Features Arrow

Plastics News Features Arrow We invite you to read the new article in Plastics News, Arrow provides security in electronics recycling. Senior staff reporter Jim Johnson visited our facility in Gahanna, Ohio to see just how we protect our clients’ data and reuse and recycle the components left over after a device is retired. Reuse…

Can We Close the Loop in Electronics Manufacturing?

This is the question I posed to Dr. Gokce Esenduran‘s MBA classes in sustainable operations at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Closed-loop systems retain the energy and materials in them – they do not perpetually expend but rather recapture and reuse both the energy and the materials. Though this ideal seems beyond…

Out of Sight, Out of Mine

When my son was little, he had a hard time understanding why we couldn’t just go get more money from the “machine” anytime we wanted. Too bad his kind of thinking isn’t restricted to the very young. When I ask folks where something comes from, they typically answer “the store,” or perhaps, “Amazon.” If they…