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What is E-Waste and why is it such a problem?

What is E-Waste and why is it such a problem?

E-waste refers to electronic products that are unwanted, not working and nearing or at the end of their useful life, ie., computers, VCR’s, fax machines, IT servers and racks, and almost anything that has a battery or basic cord. Because many people don’t give much thought to where their e-waste goes, you might not know of any other way to dispose of it other than to simply throw it into the trash, which ultimately ends up in landfills – which is bad for the environment.

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Earth Day

Earth Day

As Earth Day 2022 draws near, let’s take a closer look at how ITAD services can help organizations manage their e-waste correctly.

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Data Center Discovery and Teardown

Data Center Discovery and Teardown

Over the next few years, data center technology spending will unsurprisingly continue to grow. Once your new IT assets arrive, the old ones need to be taken offline and decoupled from the corporate infrastructure. Each data-bearing device must be completely uninstalled, stripped of its network and accounted for.

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The cost of upgrading to 5G

The cost of upgrading to 5G

As a tech-hungry nation gets ready to upgrade to the next generation of lightning-fast 5G devices, there is a surprising environmental cost to be reckoned with – a fresh mountain of obsolete gadgets.

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Looming ITAD black swan

Looming ITAD black swan

While a Black Swan is a surprise at the time it occurs, with the benefit of hindsight, experts usually conclude the event “was bound to happen.”
Naturally, a Black Swan depends on the perspective of the observer…

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Is your company making any changes?

Is your company making any changes?

Investing in newer technology means investing in your business – you don’t want to lag behind your competitors with your outdated equipment. But your old equipment doesn’t have to become e-waste because we will recycle it for you efficiently and in an environmentally responsible way.

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We made the 2021 Inc. 5000 List

We made the 2021 Inc. 5000 List

OceanTech embodies America’s entrepreneurial spirit and the power of perseverance and has reached the pinnacle of success during a time of unprecedented uncertainty.

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Why ITAD. The legal case

Why ITAD. The legal case

No two companies are exactly alike, so no two companies will have the same motivations to work with an ITAD provider. However, most companies fall into three primary categories: Legal, Ethical/Social, and Economics.
Today we’ll cover the legal reasons for ITAD; the laws that govern privacy and the penalties that follow if you don’t follow them. Most of them will cover data privacy, but there are also environmental laws you should consider.

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Four reasons to work with an ITAD that you shouldn’t ignore

Four reasons to work with an ITAD that you shouldn’t ignore

When you have a medical issue, you likely go to the doctor.
If you’re having car trouble, you see a mechanic. If you have complicated taxes, you probably have them prepared by a CPA.
Why? Because they’re experts, and you can trust those experts. You want your health, vehicles, taxes and more handled by professionals. The same can be said by your ITAD program and why you should work with a professional ITAD company.

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Now is the time to think about ITAD

Now is the time to think about ITAD

Over the last several months or so, many companies have undertaken large purchases and deployments of equipment to enable employees and students to effectively work from home. As lockdown rules start to be relaxed around the world, an important question arises: what’s going to happen to all the extra equipment that was deployed?

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