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How we came up with the name Turtle Wings

August 5, 2014 3:01 pm

Many of our customers, both new and repeat, often ask how we came up with the name Turtle Wings. We have even had customer’s to offer their ideas on where the name came from and the type of business we do based on our name. For instance, one caller thought we were a restaurant and asked our sales representative “what... View Article

Electronics recycling for schools and universities

May 16, 2014 3:05 pm

With their calendar year drawing to a close, many schools and universities are tasked with updating their outdated computer and electronic equipment. Technology and electronics are utilized on all educational levels ranging from elementary schools to trade schools to universities. Statistics show that some 97 percent of teachers have one or more computers located in their classroom every day. Turtle... View Article

Three Interesting Electronic Recycling Facts

May 9, 2014 8:36 am

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 these more unusual electronic recycling facts from around the world,... View Article

The Effects of Not Recycling Computers

May 6, 2014 1:33 pm

The speed with which consumers use and replace electronic devices is staggering: According to the United Nations Environmental Programme, 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste are generated worldwide every year, with 5.5 tons composed of computers, cell phones and televisions. The rapid increase in e-waste makes it necessary for manufacturers and municipalities to encourage computer recycling or reuse. Authorized... View Article

Computer Recycling with Hard Drive Destruction

April 23, 2014 3:57 pm

Disposing of a computer or a hard drive requires more than simply erasing files. You might believe that you are protected when you erase files and empty your Recycle Bin before getting rid of old computers, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Deleting data merely removes the “pointer,” or how the computer knows where to find that file... View Article

Turtle Wings gears up for Earth Day 2014

April 18, 2014 8:47 am

With Earth Day 2014 quickly approaching, Turtle Wings is preparing to make this year’s Earth Day celebration our best ever.  Our sales and management personnel have been busy coordinating and scheduling 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.  As Turtle Wings gears up for Earth Day... View Article

Global e-scrap volume expected to triple by 2019

April 7, 2014 4:06 pm

According to an article published on Recycling International, the global e-scrap market will reach a value of $46 billion (€33 billion) by 2019, according to a new report published by US-based Transparency Market Research.  Analysts estimate that the volume of e-waste is increasing by 40 percent per year worldwide.  Electronic waste is the fastest growing type of waste particularly in... View Article

Hard Drive Shredding Prevents Data Leakage

March 27, 2014 7:45 am

When old hard drives or computers are recycled, it is imperative that all information, especially information such as bank accounts, social security numbers, proprietary information and credit information are completely destroyed. The only way to ensure that sensitive information once stored on a hard drive can never be recovered again is through hard drive shredding which is what is offered... View Article

Excellent Electronics Recycling Option

March 13, 2014 4:48 pm

Turtle Wings is the trusted option for compliant electronics recycling in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.  We pick up and recycle electronics from countless households, small businesses, large corporations and government agencies in the area.  However, Turtle Wings doesn’t limit our certified electronics recycling services to just one-time residential and business pickups.  One of our most convenient options... View Article

Responsible Recycling Certification

February 28, 2014 10:12 am

R2 Solutions announced recently that 508 electronics recycling facilities located throughout the United States are now certified to the Responsible Recycling Certification, or (R2) standard, and more are in the pipeline.  The number is the latest milestone reached by the certification, which last summer was updated to the latest version of the standard, R2:2013. As an R2 certified electronics recycler, Turtle... View Article