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From industry news to what's happening within ER2, this is the place to hear about it! Here we share helpful insights into responsibly recycling electronic e-waste, making a positive impact on the environment, and understanding who we are and our responsibilities to our customers.

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We said goodbye to one of our best last week... Bitter sweet, but we sure are excited for his future endeavors!

Conserve H2O at work - one bottle at a time!

As a business we go through much resources than a typical home. We also understand that we can have a huge impact, positively, on our environment by simply conserving or using less of those resources. At our newest facility located in Memphis, hot and humid is the norm. Making sure our staff is drinking plenty of water is a must. When installing our company ‘watering holes’ we reflected on what we’ve done in the past and how we could improve upon it. Previously we would got through bottles of water like crazy! Or we would have coolers that took staff forever to fill their own water bottles. We wanted to find something that would make conserving water fun for the team while being easy and eff

E-waste Facts - Did you know?

There seems to be a desensitization to e-waste or the understanding of it’s impact, and that could be because it is such a prevalent topic in this technology age. Just like any hot topic, sometimes it’s sobering to here some of the point blank facts about the subject at hand. Earth 911 put together a great article in February of 2016, that lays out some of those facts. Included below are a few of them that may get you thinking about e-waste and recycling in new ways! The United States produces more e-waste annually than any other country. The amount of electronics that Americans throw away every year? 9.4 million tons. Only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled, according to the EPA. Old television s

Lean Summit

Some of our leaders hanging out with @fastcapllc owner, @paulakerslean and soaking up as much knowledge as possible at the Lean Summit in Colorado!

Electronic Power Solutions - When the Lights go out!

Whether it was recent or some time in the distant past, we’ve all dealt with a power outage. If not, count yourself lucky! These outages can go for minutes or days but either way it’s nice to have a solution in your back pocket for times like this. In today’s world back up batteries are used in all sort of applications. Businesses especially put forth the efforts to ensure that if there were any sort of power loss, business could continue with out a hitch. This is more evident in places like data centers, who rely on a constant flow of power pulsing through their buildings. If they were to loose power with out a back up power solution, it would effect anyone and everyone that stored any kind

Recycling Batteries - What Really Happens?

Recycling is more relevant than ever. In general we are making better and better decisions as humanity to intentionally recycle what we can. However, it's always interesting to know how things are recycled. In this instance let's look at batteries. What actually happens to them once we've used them up? How are they recycled? Is it different depending on the battery? Let’s take a look at a few different types... Alkaline Alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V, etc.) are recycled 100%. The recycling process separates them into 3 different products that are reintroduced in to the market place for reuse. Lead Acid These batteries are broken into plastics, lead and sulfuric acid. The plastics are

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