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In Our Opinion: Maximizing value with component harvesting

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Alex Cummings and Arun Karottu of ITAD firm SMR Worldwide. | Photos courtesy SMR Worldwide

With low values for e-scrap commodities, component harvesting can be a strategy for generating more revenue for both the client and processor. It’s a strategy our company, SMR Worldwide, uses when possible, as we have the ability to process a far broader variety of IT assets at a wider range of life cycle stages compared with competitors (SMR processes assets across 250-plus product categories, including 27,000-plus unique SKUs) in our SmartERP client portal.

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Tool helps ‘sell the benefits’ of recycling and reuse

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Makor's Customer Impact Portal provides a variety of types of information to material generators. | Image courtesy of Makor Solutions

Makor’s Customer Impact Portal provides a variety of types of information to material generators. | Image courtesy of Makor Solutions

A new offering from Makor Solutions allows organizations shipping used electronics to processors to track the environmental upsides of diverting material from disposal.

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Federal purchasing agency to stop acquiring used electronics

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The GSA said the move reduces the government’s exposure to electronics that are outdated and don’t meet current standards. | Rena Schild/Shutterstock

This story has been corrected.

The federal government plans to cease buying refurbished and used IT equipment through its main acquisition arm, the General Services Administration. The move could hurt dozens of suppliers.

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