National media coverage of e-waste recycling and data destruction news is nothing new. In fact, articles and exposés on such matters typically raise awareness several times throughout the year, especially around Earth Day and around the start of the new year.
At Liquid Technology, we appreciate the journalists and publications that bring these topics to light because these are extremely important issues that can have an impact on the environment and the future of our planet. Having access to the latest electronic waste news and understanding how the industry is constantly transforming to handle certain challenges is important if a business wants to stay ahead of the curve.
Equally as important as today’s top data destruction news are the articles that expose those companies that try to avoid their responsibilities, such as the New York Daily News article in which two New York scrap metal recyclers were found to be dumping their waste into the Gowanus Canal. One of the culprits of that crime was fined $85,000.
Sadly, this type of behavior is not uncommon in an industry where it can be expensive and challenging to operate within the guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. The media’s coverage of e-waste and data destruction news is an effective tool for helping bring these companies to the public awareness so they can be held responsible, but it also helps by providing readers with information that can help them make more informed decisions. For instance, recently BusinessWeek ran an entire series on data destruction and e-waste recycling with such stories as “The Right Way to Destroy Sensitive Data,” “The Complex Business of Recycling E-Waste,” and “What to Do With All Those Old PCs.” Media coverage such as this helps increase awareness while reminding business owners about their responsibilities to the environment.
If you are interested in finding a safer and more environmentally-responsible way to get rid of your inventory of old computer hardware, then contact Liquid Technology today. We are an eStewards Enterprise, ISO 14001 Certified, and a member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). We can help you protect your business and your customers by providing DOD-approved data destruction and EPA-compliant e-waste recycling and disposal. Call us today at 800-797-5478 for a free quote.