Olympic Moments Not Going to Waste
Olympic Moments Not Going to Waste

29 July 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Games are putting the Metal to the Medal! The most successful Olympic & Paralympic athletes won’t only take home something tangible to preserve the memory in a bronze, silver or gold medal, but they’ll be helping impact the growing environmental problem of e-waste.

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More Electronics, More Data, More E-Waste
More Electronics, More Data, More E-Waste

22 April 2021

The occasion of Earth Day is a good time to reflect on how much e-waste we’re creating and its effect on our environment, health, and even our data.

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Art Exhibit Focuses on E-Waste Data Dangers
Art Exhibit Focuses on E-Waste Data Dangers

6 June 2018

A duo of artists known as KairUs curious about private data breaches and e-waste created an exhibition of artworks entitled “Forensic Fantasies”. Highlighting some key issues and effects related to e-waste dumps in places like Ghana, a topic we’ve covered before, they look at some interesting intersections of technology, the environment, and society.

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Why There’s Still Hope for the Laptop Under Your Bed
Why There’s Still Hope for the Laptop Under Your Bed

3 May 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Repeat.

As we look back on a month full of earth appreciation, common themes of recycling and waste prevention efforts prevail. A topic that experiences significantly less exposure during these conversations is the topic of e-waste recycling.

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Piling Up - Pictures give a glimpse of e-waste recycling challenges
Piling Up - Pictures give a glimpse of e-waste recycling challenges

21 October 2016

The e-waste mountains - in pictures

As the landfills pile up around the world, how safe is it for our discarded tech to end up in e-waste ‘mountains’?

This gallery of pictures from The Guardian gives a brief visual glimpse of the challenges of e-waste recycling and global efforts to reduce waste focusing on recycling operations in Guiyu, China.

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Your Data, Your Electronics, Our E-Waste
Your Data, Your Electronics, Our E-Waste

22 April 2014

On the occasion of Earth Day, we reflect on a lurking issue – E-Waste. Often underestimated in size, global technological growth also produces an amazing amount of waste annually. When you think about the amount of devices that you have gone through, from PC hard drives to cellphones, and then multiply it by your neighborhood, city, country….where do all those electronics go?

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E-waste On The Move
E-waste On The Move

18 December 2013

infographic with the latest data from StEP showing E-waste Generation by Country New report numbers out of the United Nations’ StEP Initiative proclaim e-waste as one of the world’s fastest growing streams of waste production. StEP(Solving The world’s E-waste Problem) was set up to tackle the growing and often underestimated problem of electronic waste. According to figures, last year 50m tons of e-waste was generated. This is following the predicted trend that in the next four years e-waste will grow 33%.

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Video: E-wasteland
Video: E-wasteland

25 July 2012

Examining e-waste in Africa, photo and video report by Sean O'Shea Used electronic devices are often discarded in the cheapest way possible to some of the world’s poorest countries. Watch a recent TV report on location in Ghana that gives a glimpse into the conditions of the scrap yard/slums that e-waste is being collected and dumped in.

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Electronics Recycling in Ontario - E-Cycling!
Electronics Recycling in Ontario - E-Cycling!

12 July 2012

The mountain of electronics we have and eventually need to get rid of is always growing. The need to dispose of old electronics like cellphones and tvs as well as computer hardware in laptops and desktops shows no sign of slowing. But that does present some challenges with regards to how to minimize the amount of e-waste we produce as well as the impact and threat to sensitive information.

The movement to promote E-cycling is strong in Ontario, Canada.
Check out this promo video about drop-off locations:

When you drop-off an old computer for e-cycling, what information is still on the hard drive inside it? We made CBL Data Shredder for this sole purpose. Keep reading to find out more.

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E-Waste Recycling up 53 Percent - Remember to Wipe those Drives
E-Waste Recycling up 53 Percent - Remember to Wipe those Drives

19 April 2012

recycling electronics? remember to wipe; photo by kyknoord Good news this week comes in an update from the Consumer Electronics Association on their ‘eCycling’ initiative reporting a big increase in electronics recycling – up 53% in the past year! Are you one of the growing number of people that are seeking out drop-off locations for used computers and electronics? Be reminded that you should wipe any hard drive before discarding or recycling it to protect yourself from any potential privacy threats or criminal activity.

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E-Waste and Security Threats exposed by Frontline
E-Waste and Security Threats exposed by Frontline

24 June 2009

PBS Frontline aired a feature about the Digital Dumping Ground in Ghana where so-called e-waste is being dumped last night. The footage revealing, exposed not only the disastrous environmental and social impact the giant amounts of electronic equipment waste is having on Ghana, but also a further side-effect: the risk of unwiped data being discovered and used for criminal activity from discarded hard drives!

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Give computers a second life, not the data still on the drives
Give computers a second life, not the data still on the drives

26 May 2007

Ever wondered what to do to keep your sensitive data from in front of the eyes and out of the hands of others?

CBL Data Recovery’s General Manager, Tim Margeson offers readers of The Globe and Mail advice on what to do with data that still resides on the...

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