Electronics Recycling For Sony Products
Most electronics contain heavy metals that can be harmful to human health and the environment. With technology rapidly evolving in our increasingly digital age, outdated electronic devices are thrown away at an accelerating pace. Used electronics now account for 70 percent of the toxic waste found in landfills.
Legislation surrounding electronic waste is growing too. There are currently 25 states that have mandated statewide e-waste recycling. WM Recycle America, L.L.C. and WM Lamptracker, Inc., affiliated Waste Management companies, are committed to proper management of e-waste.
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recycling facility near you.
Waste Management is committed to providing environmentally responsible solutions for handling e-waste.
Waste Management is committed to:
- preventing e-waste from entering municipal incinerators or landfills
- preventing the export of e-waste to developing countries
- providing visible tracking of e-waste throughout the product recycling chain
In 2011, Waste Management's e-waste processing facilities were certified to the e-Stewards Standard. Created by the Basel Action Network, the e-Stewards® Standard is written for international use and is consistent with international waste trade rules, social accountability, and international environmental management system norms. The e-Stewards® Standard focuses on preventing export of e-waste and managing the equipment that contains hazardous e-waste and other problematic components.
How can I safeguard my private data before recycling?
Before disposing, recycling, or donating your e-waste, it is a good idea to remove all personal information to protect yourself from identity theft. Data wiping software is available to help you erase the memory from data-bearing e-waste prior to recycling. Another option is to remove the hard drive for example before recycling your computer. This way, you can still recycle the computer without having concerns about the data on the drive.
Numerous programs also exist to help erase your data before recycling, including:
Darik's Boot and Nuke
Self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.
Advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
Note: The above is provided for information purposes only. No endorsement is made of the quality or effectiveness of these data-erasure products
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