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Addressing COVID-19

Valued Clients,

The health and safety of our employees, customers, and service providers remain our top priority. We continue to update our operational safety plans as per the CDC guidelines to help mitigate the spread of the virus. These updates include the deployment of PPE for our technical and warehouse staff, sanitation and cleaning solution for incoming packages and work areas, as well as measures to promote social distancing and monitoring of employees’ health. Finally, our administrative and sales staff will continue to work remotely as per stay-at-home orders from our local state governments.

According to the guidelines of the Department of Homeland Security, information technology is considered part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure for the COVID–19 health crisis.  As a result, we have been permitted to operate as an essential business in New Jersey, Georgia and Arizona.  All 3 locations are open during normal business hours and continue to receive and process equipment as per our service level agreements.

Provided that our workforce remains healthy and the regulations continue to support our operations, we do not expect an interruption of service.  We will inform you immediately if anything changes that might impact our service to you.

Stay Healthy,

CWI

Are Your IT Assets Turning Into E-Waste?

Electronic wasteIn 2008, 60 Minutes traveled to southern China and promised to show viewers “one of the most toxic places on earth.”

It was a place, said correspondent Scott Pelley “where you can’t breathe the air or drink the water…where the blood of the children is laced with lead.”

How had the town of Guiyu gotten that way? Much of the blame lies with e-waste: old computers, cell phones and other electronic devices thrown away by Americans who thought they were recycling their technological assets.

Instead, these electronics were shipped to China, and then broken down for the valuable metals inside them, leaving toxic materials like mercury and lead behind.

And not much has changed since 2008. A recent report by Reuters found that Guiyu remains one of the largest — if not the largest — e-waste dump in the world.

Stories like this illustrate why it’s best to find an asset recovery solutions company with an environmentally responsible worldview. At CWI, most of the equipment we process can be resold and reused, which is the greenest way to dispose of old devices.

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