Arrow Value Recovery Blog

I am talking garbage. Not many people will admit to that. But I like to talk garbage – and more importantly, how to avoid it. RDC, a subsidiary of Arrow Electronics and part of Arrow’s Value Recovery business, was awarded the top (five star) rating by letsrecycle.com for its efforts in reducing waste sent to…

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In my last blog I reviewed what kinds of parties are held liable to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Today I’ll cover some ways that these parties can protect the data they are responsible for, and ultimately, their own brand. What Does Secure Mean? The GDPR states that whether security measures are…

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There are new gadgets, churn, churn, churn. And you’re probably thinking, here she goes again with a guilt trip about how e-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream on the planet, how the greatest amount of energy used by a device throughout its life is the energy used in its original manufacturing and how it’s important…

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) set new and demanding compliance requirements for any organization involved in creating, handling and treating data. With fines of up to €20 million or 4 percent of the annual worldwide turnover of the organisation responsible for the data breach, we need to look in particular at who…

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Big problems require wide-scale collaboration and when problems daunt an entire industry, it behooves that industry to come together to solve them. That was the vision of eight electronics companies that, in 2004, saw the opportunity to “drive positive change and increase efficiency.” Those companies came together to create what is now known as the…

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The EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2016. These regulations are of interest to anyone involved in creating, handling and treating data or to people whose data is held by others. This, when you come to think about it, is just about everyone these days. As someone who has been involved…

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I’m still digesting the content from the recent Sustainatopia conference in Boston, and I’m still following up with folks I met. Last week I started to tell you about my panel on building collaborative networks with Sarah Finnie Robinson, Matthew Gardner, Jim Hamilton, and Lisa Lillelund. We talked about some of the ways we’d tackle…

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“A gathering of the tribe,” Sustainatopia founder John Rosser might say when asked to describe the conference. And it’s true. The coming together of sustainability practitioners – some of whom have been practicing for decades, perhaps as environmentalists or EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) professionals, some fresh from graduate studies – makes for an event…

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My friend Joe Verrengia calls me the Match.com of the sustainability world, and I am very pleased by the epithet. It’s my core belief that ultimate sustainability – a transformed world that is indeed sustainable – by its very nature demands collaboration at the greatest scale. And toward that end, we must build and connect…

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