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For years, “recyclers” have been exporting hazardous e-waste to developing countries. Although this is illegal many companies have found ways to bypass restrictions and send it across seas. In 2014, BAN  (Basel Action Network) started the e-Trash Transparency Project to expose some of the offenders. The project began by installing 200 tracking devices into used non-functional electronic equipment. Then they dropped off the equipment at various e-waste recyclers and drop-off locations. One company BAN had on their radar, due to prior complaints, was Goodwill. Goodwill had been a long-standing computer recycling partner with, […]


What Are the Impacts of Irresponsible E-Waste Disposal? Every time you toss an old cell phone, laptop, iPod, or other electronic device into the trash, do you know where it ultimately ends up? These items end up in our landfills where the toxic metals and chemicals contained within them eventually leach into the soil as they degrade. While the toxic chemicals of just one cell phone might not seem like a lot, consider the environmental impact when more than 100 million cell phones are dumped, such as what happens in […]


Here at Liquid Technology, we’re passionate about proper e-waste recycling. Every year, approximately 20 million computers are tossed out in the trash and that equipment, most of which contains toxic chemicals and corrosive materials, ends up in our landfills where these materials gradually break down and enter the environment. It’s a cumulative problem with cumulative consequences. But, as it turns out, Liquid Technology isn’t the only company trying to make a difference. It was recently revealed that the computer giant, Dell, is launching two innovative new programs to help reduce […]


It’s another day in America and that means that another 130,000 computers will be discarded in today’s trash. 130,000 computers might sound like an exaggerated number, but that really is how many computers get trashed on the average day in the United States. A lot of cell phones will also be tossed out today. In fact, over the course of a year, Americans throw out more than 100 million cell phones. Have you ever wondered where all of this e-waste goes and what impact is it having on our environment? […]


With the passing of the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, businesses in the State of New York are now required to recycle their computers and electronic equipment in accordance with EPA e-waste disposal guidelines. And in 2015, the Act will be extended to include individuals as well. No longer can you throw your unused computer equipment in the trash. Businesses and individuals will need to find a reputable e-waste recycling facility where they can safely dispose of their electronics in accordance with the new law. At Liquid Technology, […]