Archive for September, 2011

 

Sustainability: Conserve Precious Metals through Efficient Remanufacturing Processes

Pressure is building on hi-tech manufacturers to stop the mining of precious metals and find a way to reverse the negative impact on our environment. Within the next 20 years, our mineral reserves will be mostly depleted – unless we start immediately to turn things around. The question is how are manufacturers going to make the necessary changes in order to save our environment, reduce the rising costs of these precious metals and avoid potential liability from the disposal of their products? The answer is to have a green sustainability program in effect.

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eCycling for Responsible Electronics Disposal

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) kicked off a national eCycling Leadership Initiative campaign to collect about 89 million cubic feet of electronic waste – enough to fill a 71,000-seat NFL football stadium.  This is the first ever industry-wide program to make consumers and industries more aware of the need to improve our environment, and to draw attention to the need for responsible disposal and recycling of electronic material.

According to CEA figures, 300 million pounds of electronic material was recycled in 2010. The goal of the initiative is to reach one billion pounds of e-waste by the year 2016.

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Join Us at Consumer Returns 2011

Join Us at Consumer Returns 2011
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21
Omni Mandalay, Las Colinas, TX

We’re excited, once again, to attend this year’s Consumer Returns conference. The PSSI executive team will be there Sept. 19 – Sept. 21 sharing insights, ideas and solutions with customers, retailers and partners.

This event really focuses on the things we do best – improving profitability through returns management, repair and refurbishment, enhanced supply chain communications, outsourcing and green initiatives.

We’re  looking forward to connecting with other organizations focused on returns and invite all to tour our returns and repair facility located just minutes for the convention site.  We’re right around the corner!

If you are interested in checking out our facilities, we’ll provide all the coordination and logistics to share our operations with you and your team.

Please contact our VP of Sales and Marketing Cynthia Smith (csmith@prodcutsupportservices.com,  972-462-3970 X236) to coordinate.

Hope to see you there!

 

Asset Recovery and Its Impact on Carbon Footprint

Environmentally, manufacturers, retailers and service providers who turn to return recovery programs and aftermarket services relieve the demand on our landfill space as well as cut down on toxic emissions. These programs also make a significant reduction in the need to mine our almost depleted mineral supplies.

We must become waste conscious by reducing our disposables through repairing, reusing and recycling materials. The biggest way businesses can help to reduce their carbon footprint on the environment by protecting is to consider an alternative to dumping items that are perceived to have outlived their usefulness.

Over the course of a decade, in the U.S. alone, 500 trillion pounds of resources will have been transformed into nonproductive waste, which leads to the emissions of methane and carbon dioxide into the air, and the leaching of hazardous materials into the soil and waterways. The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Recycling is the answer.

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