Happy Birthday, DigiTruck!

It was just this time last year that we introduced the DigiTruck – a solar-powered, refurbished cargo container outfitted with refurbished PCs and reborn as a mobile classroom (or clinic). This year, the DigiTruck finds itself at an orphanage in Tanzania. This particular DigiTruck was built locally with solar company Greenlink and will stay at…

Outstanding audit results from Arrow Value Recovery facilities in EMEA and USA

Arrow’s Value Recovery business has successfully passed a grueling program of scheduled and unannounced audits by the Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance, ADISA. December 2015 – ADISA – In January 2015, Arrow Electronics’ Value Recovery business added its North American processing facilities to the company’s existing Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) certification…

Free Computer Recycling? Run Away!

Ads for “free computer recycling” make my skin crawl. Free, of course, sounds good to most people. But as with most “free” offers, there’s a catch. The catch in this case might not be obvious to the office or facility manager charged with simply getting rid of everything. Office moves happen, and the logistics and…

And I barely heard the “S” word

I had a wonderful time at the recent Sustainatopia event here in Boston. But apart from the obvious root “sustain” in Sustainatopia, I heard little mention of the word. It’s not that sustainability is going out of fashion – it’s that the fundamental assumption that sustainability represents the core of shared values of the people…

Arrow Electronics Fully Automates Dallas Value Recovery Facility

DALLAS TX–December 8, 2015–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has upgraded its Dallas Value Recovery facility, adding state-of-the-art automated equipment to further increase processing efficiency and chain-of-custody security. As a result of the upgrades, the facility’s IT asset processing capacity has increased 120 percent. “The state-of-the-art features we’ve added in Dallas are creating a more efficient…

E-waste Is Hazardous to Your Health

Short of a surgeon general’s warning on every piece of electronics, this report in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) should serve as ample admonition about the growing health consequences associated with electronics at their end of life. The peer-reviewed journal article reflects the accumulated wisdom of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National…