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Examining the impact of eWaste on marine life

Examining the impact of eWaste on marine life

By Stacy Muszynski, guest blogger  IDR Environmental Services says it plainly: “Already two-thirds of aquatic life is considered to be an endangered species because of improperly disposed chemicals and other waste.” What’s more: “When a toxic waste harms one organism, it can end up destroying an entire food chain of aquatic life.” And it’s happening fast. According to Stuart Pimm, a conservation biologist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, “We know we’re losing biodiversity at a rate that is 1,000 times faster than we should be.” And the problem is spreading. “Improperly disposed chemicals pollute marine […]

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 […]

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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