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Less Greenhouse Gases are Emitted

February 25, 2013 10:50 am

Less Greenhouse Gases are Emitted The news in the DC region, in fact nationwide, seems pretty grim these days.  On the front page of the Washington Post on Thursday, February 21, 2013, the headlines said: “Pentagon warns of sequester’s impact” and “China has hacked most of Washington, experts say.”   Today, Monday, February 25, 2013, the headlines in the Washington post... View Article

Media Coverage

January 14, 2013 11:11 am

Media Coverage Media Coverage on Electronics Recycling and Data Destruction – Every year, the news media covers the subjects of electronics recycling and data destruction.  These articles usually appear at the start of the new calendar year (after people got new electronics for the holidays and are ready to discard old electronics) or in the Spring around Earth Day or... View Article

Electronics Recycling Updates

January 7, 2013 9:07 am

Electronics Recycling Updates We thought our readers would be interested in the following electronics recycling updates taken directly from ISRI. Electronics Scrap The U.S. electronics recycling industry has shown tremendous growth in recent years. This maturing segment of the scrap industry generates revenues of approximately $5 billion (up from less than $1 billion in 2002) and employs more than 30,000 full-time... View Article

Recycling Electronics

November 26, 2012 8:25 am

Recycling Electronics Turtle Wings has had a busy few weeks recycling electronics between America Recycles Day and the pre-holiday rush to clear things out. November 15th was America Recycles Day. Established in 1997, this day is dedicated to recycling waste throughout the country. While most people think of recycling that is run through their homes (i.e. plastic bottles, newspapers, etc.),... View Article

Turtle Wings Gets R2 Certification

November 8, 2012 7:45 pm

Turtle Wings Gets R2 Certification Turtle Wings gets R2 certification – In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers (R2 or eStewards) may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors.  Turtle Wings / Data Killers has been ISO 14001 certified for years using an Environmental Health and... View Article

Turtle Wings Gets R2 Certification

November 8, 2012 7:45 pm

Turtle Wings Gets R2 Certification Turtle Wings gets R2 certification – In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers (R2 or eStewards) may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors.  Turtle Wings / Data Killers has been ISO 14001 certified for years using an Environmental Health and... View Article

Electronics Recycling Contracts

October 11, 2012 2:14 pm

Electronics Recycling Contracts Electronics Recycling Contracts – Turtle Wings has several GSA schedule contracts including electronics recycling contracts and data destruction contracts. We have won multiple awards recently for both on-site data destruction work and for electronics recycling work.   Additionally, we have recently won several sole source awards as our capabilities, certifications, and past performances are unique in the marketplace. ... View Article

On-site Tape Destruction in South Carolina

September 26, 2012 11:18 pm

On-site Tape Destruction in South Carolina One of Data Killers trucks is in South Carolina this week shredding tapes for a customer with HIPPA concerns. Tasked with degaussing and shredding a substantial batch of oversized tapes, the Data Killers crew is making full use of our on-site hard drive shredding and mobile degaussing capabilities.   HIPPA requires the complete certified destruction of... View Article

Electronics Recycling Convention

September 21, 2012 4:06 pm

Electronics Recycling Convention Electronics Recycling Convention attended by Turtle Wings – Turtle Wings management just returned from the E-scrap convention.  Approximately 1,300 e-scrap recycling professionals went to the convention  in Dallas, Texas.  This was the largest audience ever gathered for the electronics recycling industry with attendees from  43 states and 29 countries. Since 2003, the annual E-Scrap Conference & Tradeshow... View Article

US Safe Harbors Act

September 20, 2012 2:06 pm

US Safe Harbors Act US Safe Harbors Act and EU Information Security Directives – Developed by the Department of Commerce in conjunction with the European Union (EU), the Safe Harbor Act is designed to prevent information theft or loss by US corporations who manage the personal information of customers. Any company conducting business in the EU is not allowed to... View Article