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Avoid Data Breaches

June 12, 2015 1:50 pm

Turtle Wings/Data Killers is always on the lookout for news and information pertinent to the electronics recycling and data destruction industries to share with our many readers.  We recently spotted an article on crainsnewyork.com about how businesses often expose themselves to data breaches when they dispose of their end-of-life computers and electronics.   The article, originally published on June 9, 2015... View Article

Certificate of Environmental Achievement

June 2, 2015 4:52 pm

Turtle Wings / Data Killers is a woman-owned business devoted to making the world a better place by reusing and recycling electronics and providing compliant data destruction services across the US.  We were recently awarded a Certificate of Environmental Achievement from our waste-to-energy incineration partner for generating clean energy through our incineration services.  By choosing to use the more expensive... View Article

Destruction guarantees that data is deleted

May 15, 2015 3:36 pm

Deleted files can often be recovered, and that’s a problem when you’re passing your PC or PC-related tech along to someone else.  Whether it’s sensitive financial data, business documents, or scandalous photos that could be used to blackmail you, you probably don’t want people getting their hands on your private data.  Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your data,... View Article

Earth Day 2015 Wrap-up

May 1, 2015 2:01 pm

With Earth Day 2015 coming to a close, Turtle Wings is proud to announce that this year’s Earth Day celebration was one of our biggest and best ever.  Our sales and management personnel coordinated and scheduled a variety of activities including electronics recycling events, Gaylord drop-offs, business and residential pick-ups, on-site data destruction projects, and customer drop-offs.  The following Earth... View Article

45th Anniversary of Earth Day

April 22, 2015 9:59 am

Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, recycle their end-of-life electronics and equipment, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the... View Article

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 13, 2015 3:55 pm

With Wednesday, April 22nd quickly approaching, Turtle Wings has identified some creative ways to celebrate Earth Day 2015.  Earth Day has been celebrated every year since 1970, and 45 years later, its purpose remains the same: encourage social and political action by drawing attention to the cause. Every year, around the world, the damaged state of the environment comes to... View Article

Help Protect the Environment

April 1, 2015 4:31 pm

“Reduce, reuse, recycle” was a popular mantra of the 80s and 90s, encouraging citizens to separate paper, plastic, and aluminum from their trash.  However, with the exponential rise of electronics like computers, televisions, cell phones, laptops, printers, monitors and tablets – recycling has become more complex.  Known as e-waste, discarded electronics are problematic because they are an environmental hazard when... View Article

Spring Cleaning

March 20, 2015 2:02 pm

Spring is here and there’s no better time to address some of those hard-to-recycle electronic items such as computers, LCD and CRT monitors, phone equipment, laptops, printers and televisions.  With the weather warming up, it’s time for spring cleaning.  Not just the closets, not the house, or the backyard, but all the excess electronics that have accumulated in your home... View Article

11 Facts About E-waste

March 13, 2015 3:35 pm

With electronic recycling becoming increasingly crucial to the future of the planet, recovering mobile phones, and recycling old computers, televisions, printers and other electronic goods should be a priority for those that want to improve their ecological footprint. When considering the importance of e-waste recycling, it’s worth remembering some of the more shocking electronic recycling facts from around the world,... View Article

Ten Years

March 6, 2015 3:12 pm

A company’s 10th anniversary is certainly a milestone worth celebrating and this week Turtle Wings & Data Killers is proud to have reached this profound accomplishment.  Ten years constitutes a decade, which is long enough to have seen big changes occur, but recent enough to be relevant for today.  During the past ten years, we have seen significant changes in... View Article