It is critical that incoming electronics equipment be immediately labeled, weighed, verified,
and sorted upon being unloaded.
Glass, iron, lead, copper, aluminum, and
plastics are retrieved during the demanufacturing process.
What would it mean to your business if
this information ended up in the hands
of a competitor? What would it mean to
your customers if their private data was
made available because of inadequate
handling of electronic waste?
The most secure method of handling
electronics is to have the material completely demanufactured and processed
for raw material value—not redeployed.
The basic flaw in the reuse approach
to electronics recycling is that when the
product is reused, the data is also ac-
Each computer or
contains an average
of 4 to 8 pounds of
cessible. The Department of Defense
dictates that the only way information
cannot be captured from hard drives is
for these devices to be torn apart and
recycled for raw metal components.
The top priority is protecting data security and making sure that e-waste is
recycled for raw metal material value.
The best way to minimize environmental liabilities is simply not to put
any electronic material that can be recycled into a landfill. Companies with
the biggest pockets have the biggest
Based on the growing number of
statutes and regulations, more companies must address their environmental
liabilities and come up with a solid plan
to recycle e-waste properly.
A certified, bona fide electronics recy-
cling process is founded on implement-
ing a demanufacturing program. This
process, with established steps and
procedures for the proper handling of
electronics, protects companies and