RDC Recognised as Investor in Zero Waste

Originally published in January 2017 – RDC, a subsidiary of Arrow Electronics, Inc., and part of Arrow`s global value recovery business, was recently awarded a five-star rating by Investors in Zero Waste for its efforts in reducing the amount of waste it sends to landfills. RDC improved its processes to ensure that zero IT and…

The Corporate Guide to Managing E-Waste

Somewhere around 1994, when The Internet For Dummies had already become a best seller, I was at a potluck with friends. Someone said to me, “I was going to buy your book, but I didn’t because of the title.” Without thinking, I responded, “Well, that was stupid.” In case you’ve gone the past couple of…

Just One Good Pair of Shoes

A friend of mine recalls growing up having just one good pair of shoes, which was intended to last until he outgrew them and handed them down to a littler brother. No, he’s not an octogenarian, and no, he did not grow up in extreme poverty. One very serviceable pair of shoes is all one…

You Think It’s Gone – But It’s Not

Trying hard to practice what I preach, I recently bought a refurbished iPhone 4 from an Amazon seller. Why? Because I needed to turn in my corporate phone and I’d come to like my old, totally functional iPhone 4. I have two boom boxes that fit the phone and play audio while charging the device….

The Circular Economy Is not Free

Attending the GreenBiz Forum in Phoenix the week of February 16 was a wonderful experience. It was hard not to be inspired and delighted amid so many people doing so many good things. “The Circular Economy” was a term bandied about with relish – referring to our potential future, where waste is eliminated and goods…

The Circular Economy and Electronics

Proponents of sustainability often espouse a “circular economy” – an economy that designs with reuse in mind, an economy that eliminates waste, a “closed loop” where natural resources are not lost, but instead are used in the creation of another something. Fact: We are a resource-constrained world. And whether we examine the consumption of energy,…