Tabernus Certified Data Erasure and IQ Reseller have announced a strategic integration. The company's data security practices will ensure IT processed or remarketed by IQ Reseller adheres to strict data sanitization procedures.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive have announced the recipients of the 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge Awards, a program that recognizes and encourages federal facilities and agencies to purchase greener electronics, reduce impacts of electronics during use and manage used electronics in an environmentally safe way. This year's FEC award winners include: 10 Platinum Awards, five gold awards, 10 silver awards and eight bronze awards, with the complete breakdown here .
Online electronics repair guide iFixit has released a new toolkit for purchase containing all the tools needed to disassemble and repair most household consumer electronics.
Anything IT, Inc., an e-scrap recycling company, and Samsung Electronics America have announced that they are entering the sixth consecutive year of partnering on the Samsung Electronics Take-Back and Recycle U.S. Toner Program . This year, the program was awarded the printer refresh and recycling services contract for the state of California.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is gearing up for the implementation of the state's new e-scrap law, which goes into effect in January, by advising consumers on new restrictions on the disposal of many common electronics. Enacted in 2010, Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act prohibits the trashing of devices, such as computers, laptops, monitors and televisions.
Toronto has reached a new milestone in the amount of electronics it has collected for recycling, prompting Sims Recycling Solutions to give the city a pat on the back. Recently, Toronto, which has a permanent municipal curbside electronics recycling service, collected nearly 100,000 tons of old electronics , which is the most it has collected since it began its diversion program.