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Predicting the future of eMaterials Management

Predicting the future of eMaterials Management

By Vince Cavasin, Head of Global Marketing Have you seen the new products introduced at CES this year? Drones! Robots! Self-driving cars! Tiny connected things! TVs that hang like wallpaper! In other words…incremental change. I’m not seeing any game-changers coming out of CES 2017, and that’s fine; the vast majority of human progress comes via evolution, not revolution. Reading through the various “best of CES” lists led me to ponder the implications of this idea for the eMaterials recycling industry. In its brief history, our industry hasn’t seen much disruption by game-changing technologies; the smartphone […]

3 tips to reduce personal eWaste

3 tips to reduce personal eWaste

By Jon LaPere, Sr. Sales and Business Development Manager Americans throw away or recycle hundreds of thousands of electronics products daily. Starting now you can help reduce the waste. It’s no secret that we consumers rely heavily on our cell phones, laptops, tablets, and televisions every day. Mix in wearable technology, such as Fitbit health trackers, Samsung Gear, Apple watches, and now virtual reality products — and it becomes obvious we live in highly technologically advanced age! Speaking solely about Americans, who notoriously want the “latest and greatest” devices as soon as they become available […]

Sneak attack: How an outlier smartphone maker becomes a decade-long overnight sensation

Sneak attack: How an outlier smartphone maker becomes a decade-long overnight sensation

By David Mayer, Manager, Solution Design and Business Development When surveying the market for the latest smartphone, most look to consumer electronics leaders such as Apple and Samsung, not low budget poseur brands. One Chinese manufacturer, however, has set out to shatter preconceptions. Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer, is now on a mission to not only compete with Apple and Samsung, but to actually beat these consumer electronics giants at their own game. During a recent industry event in London, Huawei surpassed its two leading rivals, unveiling a high-tech smartphone that features a first-of-a-kind dual-lens camera. Engineers from Huawei and German optics company Leica Camera, […]

From eWaste to eMaterials: Redefining the value of obsolete electronics

From eWaste to eMaterials: Redefining the value of obsolete electronics

By Vince Cavasin, Senior Director of Global Marketing Would you call this waste? How about this? Probably not. How about this? And yet, I found that last picture when I searched for “eWaste stock photo”. This points to a dichotomy that we at Belmont are working to change: when it comes to the lifecycle of all kinds of electronic products, we have a language problem that is both a function and a driver of our attitude toward them: when they are no longer new, they are “waste”. Newspapers, bottles, cans, and other products we have more […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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