Why Using Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic in IT Devices Rocks

When Dell captured the Green Electronics Council Catalyst award for 2015 last fall at the Emerging Green Conference, I felt they truly deserved it. The first Catalyst Award focused on electronics and related infrastructures’ positive impact on the circular economy, where circular economy is defined as “an economic system that is safe and restorative by…

Arrow Electronics Showcases Flagship Ohio Value Recovery Facility

GAHANNA, Ohio–June 22, 2016–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) opened the doors of its flagship North America value recovery processing facility yesterday to customers and members of the news media for tours, demonstrations and executive meet-and-greets. Attendees received an up-close look at recent state-of-the-art upgrades Arrow made to the 400,000 sq. ft. facility—one of the largest IT…

Recycling Revisited

In case you haven’t noticed, the recycling industry is in trouble. I feel fortunate that although some folks think of us as electronics recyclers, we are emphatically not in the recycling business. Our mantra is “Reuse First” and we provide data security and environmentally preferable outcomes for the assets entrusted to us by our customers….

Arrow Value Recovery facilities in EMEA receive ISO 27001 certification for data security

Culemborg, Netherlands – June 16, 2016 – Six Arrow Value Recovery EMEA facilities have received the demanding ISO 27001 certification for their information management security systems. The certificate was issued after extensive audits during which the processes for secure data sanitization and refurbishment of used ICT equipment were verified. The new certification helps ensure that Arrow…

Humpty Dumpty: Beyond the Electronics Recycling Landscape

When the Closed Loop Foundation decided to determine the state of “circularity” in the world of electronics, its sights (and funding) landed on the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) and the Sustainability Consortium (TSC) at Arizona State University, where leading sustainability research is front and center. Carole Mars and Christopher Nafe, along with Jason…

Eight Billion Mobile Devices – Is This a Problem?

Research shows that during 2016, there will be eight billion mobile devices in use worldwide. And while many corporations have a plan in place to properly dispose of these handhelds when their usefulness is over, many do not. Arrow Value Recovery has created a mobile device infographic to show the big problem these little computers…