How can ecyclingtools.com help my business?
Extending the life of your electronics or donating equipment can save you money and conserve valuable resources. Properly recycling outdated electronics assures safe management of the hazardous components that are in many devices and permits the recovery and reuse of valuable materials to reduce the need for the extraction of new raw materials from the earth.
The familiar mantra of "reduce, reuse, and recycle," as is often seen with the three chasing arrows symbol, is the ideal path for the life of many business and consumer goods, including electronics. Reducing the total quantity of equipment we buy, with a particular focus on reducing our purchase of products containing hazardous materials, is the first step toward decreasing our environmental footprint. Reusing is the second and recycling is the last alternative. This resource kit provides information on the entire lifecycle of electronics and contains useful information to help you address your e-waste concerns.
Data security is a major issue for businesses that store personally identifiable information on computers that they wish to recycle or dispose. Understanding the applicable regulations regarding the disposal of electronic products can reduce a company’s liability in light of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA 45 CFR Parts 160, 162 and 164) of 1996 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 H.R. 3763), which may apply to businesses that deal with health or financial data, respectively. Businesses that do not deal with such data are still likely to be concerned with protecting the privacy of their companies’, customers’, and employees’ information.
Download: Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002