At the Core of Sustainable Electronics

Published in Environmental Leader, July 27, 2015. Arrow Value Recovery is very pleased that a recent blog by our own Carol Baroudi, was published by the Environmental Leader, a daily trade publication with a goal of informing corporate executives about newsworthy issues on the environment, sustainability and energy. The blog and article, titled At the…

Toward Greener Computing

Technology consumes power. More technology consumes more power. A growing population consumes even more technology, which consumes more power. In the past 20 years, we’ve gone from people who turn technology on and off to people who are connected to and reliant on technology 24/7, so the power consumption is continuous. Technology growth has momentum…

Arrow Increases Stake in Mobility Device Management

Electronics Purchasing Strategies, July 22, 2015. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, which allows employees to use their personal cell phones, smartphones, tablets and laptops for business, has become a challenge for many corporations. While BYOD enables businesses to reduce the costs associated with providing hardware for their employees, securing those devices becomes expensive…

At the Core of Sustainable Electronics

There’s rightfully much ado about the climate—from extreme weather events, severe droughts and water crises to fossil fuels and the race to renewables. However, there’s far too little talk about electronics and their roles in environmental ecosystems. Ironically, the folks who say, “Don’t worry, we’ll invent solutions to all our problems” are typically envisioning some…

Arrow Electronics’ Dallas facility doubles capacity to refurbish mobile devices

Dallas Business Journal July 16, 2015 Arrow Electronics Inc. is doubling the capacity of its value recovery operation at its Dallas facility, which refurbishes smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The Centennial, Colorado-based company operates a 117,000 square-foot Dallas facility that employs 80 people who work across the value recovery and transportation departments. Arrow’s (NYSE:…

Value Recovery Dallas Operation Expands

Doubles Mobile-Device Processing Capacity — Arrow Electronics has announced plans to expand the company’s Value Recovery operation in Dallas, Texas. The expansion, which is slated for completion this fall, will double the Dallas facility’s capacity to process smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for secure reuse or divestment. According to Gartner, the majority of end-point…

1.5 Tons of Water

I’ve talked about the embedded energy in electronics – the energy used to create or manufacture a product. I’ve talked about the rare earth minerals and the other mined materials that go into electronics. But I’ve yet to talk about the water. According to the National Resources Defense Council, in addition to the more than…

Are Enterprises Ready for Smartphone and Tablet Disposal?

For the past decade, socially responsible enterprises, trade associations, and certification bodies have shaped the IT asset disposition (ITAD) industry. Enterprises wrote policies to control the disposition of computers, citing existing standards and requirements. When the need to dispose of mobile devices arose, many organizations simply replaced the word “computer” with “smartphone” and republished their…