The Impact of Improper Electronic Waste Disposal

By Mary Held

Electronic waste isn’t exactly something the average consumer thinks of when making decisions and living everyday life. Shoppers don’t blink an eye at the opportunity to upgrade their electronics and many times, they don’t have plans for their old devices and just trash it, not thinking of the impact or possibilities the item still holds.…

About UpcycleTech

By Mary Held

Upcycle Tech was created to help solve a problem, E-Waste. Now, we know our efforts alone won’t save the world. But how can we not do our part, and spread the word so others feel empowered to do their part as well? Impossible to pass up that opportunity.   Each year, in Oklahoma alone, hundreds…

Why Your Business Should Donate Old Technology

By Mary Held

We generate more electronic waste today, more than ever in history. Also now more than ever, companies are being held accountable for their actions, all the way down the list to how they dispose of their trash. Especially e-waste and recyclables.  Updating computer equipment and software can be inevitable for your business to progress, but…

Why You Should Upcycle Your Tech

By Mary Held

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is simply any discarded item that has a battery or electrical plug. E-waste may only take up 2% of our landfills, but it equals 70% of all toxic waste. Our population creates about 40 millions tons of electronic waste worldwide, each year.. That’s about equal to 800 laptops a second! How…

Reuse or Recycle?

By Mary Held

The term recycling is most commonly used as an all in phrase for keeping things out of the trash and landfills. While that may work, reusing and recycling are two completely different things! When it comes to computers, part of the process is taking it apart and separating all the inside pieces. The goal here…