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Coping wisely with the e-waste avalanche


October 07, 2009

Eric Williams continues his quest to help us deal with the world’s growing avalanche of electronics waste – or e-waste – the old, worn-out computers and other electronic devices and equipment that are piling up by the tons each year.

Williams, an assistant professor in ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and the School of Sustainability, writes about potential solutions to the environmental, economic and security concerns related to e-waste in the current edition of Az Business magazine.

He advises on how to get the maximum use and energy efficiency from computers and other electronic machinery, how to responsibly sell, donate or recycle the products, and ensure private company data is thoroughly erased from junked computers.