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At 4THBIN, Everyday is Earth Day!

At 4THBIN, we believe everyday should be considered Earth Day. Why? We all inhabit this great planet and have a great responsibility to care for it. 4THBIN aims to promote sustainable e-waste management and reuse. Our organization actively promotes these practices by helping hundreds of companies recycle their technology assets in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner. In 2018, 4THBIN's truck was responsible for picking 661,276 pounds of material. Let's make every day in 2019 Earth Day. We will work together to make the world greener and more sustainable....
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Welcome Back to 4THBIN, Thomas Clancy!

4THBIN is thrilled to announce that Thomas Clancy has returned to the firm as Vice President of Channel Sales! No stranger to 4THBIN, Clancy co-founded the company with President John Kirsch in 2009. After almost two decades leading Valiant Technology, a top NYC-based Managed Service Provider, Clancy is tasked with the official launch of 4THBIN's Channel program. Clancy views the Channel program as a critical part of 4THBIN's growth strategy in 2019 and beyond: "I feel that the best people to help communicate our message — one focused on data security, environmental protection, and maximum value for IT Assets — is the IT…...
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Technology in the Office Part IV: How Can Offices Reduce Their Carbon Footprint by 2020?

As we have seen in the previous posts on this series (part 1, part 2, and part 3), the office is on track to undergo major changes over the next few years. Thanks to many technological advances, most of these changes are for the better, and we’re even seeing progress toward greener, more environmental friendly practices. However, there are some vulnerabilities that, if overlooked, could cause us to erase much of our own progress by polluting in a different direction. To make sure we cover all the bases, let’s talk about the various ways offices can reduce their carbon footprint…...
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Introducing the Newest Member of the 4THBIN Family!

4THBIN is proud to announce the addition of this new truck to our suite of growing capabilities. And, it's ready to pick up your e-waste today! 4THBIN's new truck is coming to a pickup location near you! With this new addition to the 4THBIN family, your electronics will be picked up with a new level of additional security, privacy, and efficiency. State-of-the-art in the e-waste recycling industry, our truck has full GPS capabilities, ensuring your e-waste is picked up on-time, on-schedule, and with peace-of-mind. Here are all the ways your pickups will be improved through our fleet of trucks: Full…...
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Technology in the Office Part III: How Will the Office Be More Sustainable in 2020?

This is the third part in a four-part series on the future of technology in the office, envisioning how office life may be transformed by 2020 based on current trends. As technology continues to revolutionize the way we do business, it also stands to reshape the way our offices function, from processing waste to environmental concerns. Previously, we discussed how the office place will change in general over the next few years, and explored some specific emerging technologies that are transforming our workflows. Now, we will discuss some of the ways these new technologies may help our offices become more environmentally…...
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4THBIN Joins the United Nations Global Compact

4THBIN is proud to have been added as a participating party in the United Nations Global Compact, the international organization's corporate responsibility initiative with over 9,000 business and non-business participants in 135 countries. According to the United Nations, the United Nations Global Compact initiative reflects "A call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals." As a participant, 4THBIN will begin an ongoing conversation with the recycling community on ways to develop more sustainable business practices, shift corporate behavior, and one step at a…...
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Technology in the Office Part II: What Role will Tech Play in the Office in 2020?

This is the second part in a four-part series on the future of technology in the office, envisioning how office life may be transformed by 2020 based on current trends. In our first post, we talked about what ways the office in general might change in the next few years. Now, let's dig a little deeper into some of the ways emerging technologies may transform our work places by 2020. Increase in Machine Learning and AI Applications Up to now, we’ve generally viewed technology as something that helps us do our jobs more efficiently. As artificial intelligence and machine learning…...
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Know Thy Recycler: Not All Recyclers are the Same

It’s true. Not all recyclers do things the same way. 4THBIN carries top certifications and takes a highly eco-friendly approach. Here are some questions to ask when choosing your e-recycler or ITAD provider: Am I Putting Myself to Risk? 4THBIN mitigates personal and corporate risk by providing ethical, responsible, and certified solutions for e-waste recycling that adheres to all recycling laws, exportation laws, and data security standards. As an e-Steward, we pledge, and are audited to ensure, that no electronic waste from our processes will end up in a landfill or will be illegally exported. What Happens to My IT…...
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Technology in the Office Part I: What Will the Office Look Like in 2020?

This is the first part in a four-part series on the future of technology in the office. This post explores what the office will look like in the year 2020, which is less than two years away. Technological advances over the two decades have revolutionized the office place, to the point that the way we do things in the office looks nothing like how we did them in the 1990s. Hard copy, fax and “snail mail” are rapidly going the way of the dinosaur as we create, share, sign and collaborate on documents digitally online, transferring them from one desktop…...
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Upcoming Event: 2018 International Conference on Sustainable Development (9/26 – 9/28)

Please join 4TH BIN at the 2018 International Conference on Sustainable Development at Columbia University in New York September 26th through 28th. This Year's Theme: "Breaking Down Silos: Fostering Collaborative Action on the SDGs" 4TH BIN is a proud sponsor and partner of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. The Earth Institute (EI) at Columbia University blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. As global population grows, human activity increases, and urban development booms, the planet's resources will be strained. Managing resources will require innovation, a better…...
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Is E-Waste Making Our Landfills Even More Toxic?

Even as we become more environmentally conscious and more people make a point of recycling their paper and plastic waste…a new pollution threat appears to be emerging. With electronic devices becoming more disposable—either wearing out or becoming outdated in a few years’ time—people are simply throwing their phones in the trash, leaving old TVs by the curb and so on. It may seem harmless enough, but it’s not. Experts now suggest e-waste, as it’s called, could be making our landfills even more toxic than before. What makes e-waste so dangerous? From TVs and clock radios to laptops and cellphones, nearly…...
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Photos: 4THBIN at DISASSEMBLY: Brooklyn Panel Discussion

4TH BIN is so proud of our own Cory Kline for participating in DISASSEMBLY: Brooklyn's panel discussion on smart sustainability, e-cycling, and consumer electronics at A/D/O! About DISASSEMBLY: Brooklyn DISASSEMBLY: Brooklyn is a participatory art installation that explores our obsession with technology and the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, as well as the devastating environmental and labor conditions of offshore recycling. The artwork translates the global consumer electronic waste cycle into an immersive experience with a social conscience. Check out more photos from the event, courtesy of A/D/O: 4THBIN is certified by Why do these certifications matter?...
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Upcoming Event: Panel Discussion at DISASSEMBLY: BROOKLYN (8/16)

4TH BIN invites you to join us for a panel discussion, featuring our own Cory Kline, on the topics of smart sustainability and consumer electronics on August 16th at A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 4TH BIN will contribute our knowledge of, and perspective on, the electronic recycling industry. The DISASSEMBLY Closing Panel Discussion will take place Thursday, 8/16, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. This panel discussion will take place as part of ‘DISASSEMBLY’, a series of large-scale interactive installations which explores the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, and the devastating environmental and labor conditions of offshore recycling. It will feature leaders from MIT, the EPA, and industry associations,…...
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Upcoming Event: Opening Party of DISASSEMBLY: BROOKLYN

4THBIN is proud to announce our sponsorship of Brooklyn-based artist Wiena Lin and her installation, DISASSEMBLY. Please join us for the DISASSEMBLY Opening Party, Thursday, 7/19 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Enjoy an open bar while it lasts and tunes by DJ Mapquest aka Daniel Perlin. ‘DISASSEMBLY’ is a series of large-scale interactive installations which explores the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, and the devastating environmental and labor conditions of offshore recycling. The third site-specific instance will be on exhibit at A/D/O in Greenpoint from 7/16 - 8/17. DISASSEMBLY : BROOKLYN is a participatory art installation that explores our obsession with technology and the untold…...
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Plastic Waste in the Ocean: A Growing Concern

One garbage truck load per minute. Nineteen million pounds per year. That’s how much plastic waste is currently being dumped into the ocean, according to numerous experts and researchers. If nothing is done to reverse this trend, those figures are set to double within a decade. It’s an issue that is causing worldwide concern about the impact on over 700 ocean species, according Ocean Conservancy. If you think about it, the rate at which plastic waste is filling the oceans is particularly alarming considering it began only a few decades ago. Invented at the beginning of the 20th century, plastic…...
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Photos: 4THBIN at Global Design NYU’s Collapse: Climate, Cities, & Culture

4th Bin was featured at Global Design NYU's Collapse: Climate, Cities, & Culture, an exhibition open to the public that focuses on the design community’s response to environmental extremes, using architectural models, design prototypes, drawings, and videos to propose future scenarios to improve the health and well-­being for our fragile planet and all of its occupants. About GLOBAL DESIGN NYU Since its inception, GLOBAL DESIGN NYU (GDNYU), which was founded by NYU Gallatin professors Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim in 2011, has created exhibits and symposia that showcase leading-­edge, environmentally-­oriented design practices from around the world.  GDNYU’s previous exhibitions, Elsewhere Envisioned, took place…...
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Upcoming Event: GLOBAL DESIGN NYU Launches COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES & CULTURE

A Design Exhibition Exploring Responses to Environmental Extremes Join us on June 12th for the GLOBAL DESIGN NYU (GDNYU) launch of COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES & CULTURE, an exhibition open to the public that focuses on the design community’s response to environmental extremes, using architectural models, design prototypes, drawings, and videos to propose future scenarios to improve the health and well-­being for our fragile planet and all of its occupants. For more information, please contact:  KC Trommer Assistant Director of Communications, NYU Gallatin p: 212. 992. 9825 e. ctrommer@nyu.edu COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES & CULTURE will feature contributions from AGENCY, Alejandro Zaera‐Polo, Alexander Felson,…...
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Upcoming Event: Pro Bono Business and Social Enterprise Catalyst Program in NYC

HL BaSE Catalyst workshops bring together Hogan Lovells lawyers with in-house counsel from their clients to provide pro bono advice to social entrepreneurs. This helps to support the development of these businesses to enable them to grow their positive social and/or environmental impact. A popular program in the UK and Europe, this will be their first HL BaSE Catalyst in the U.S. The legal topics could include areas such as intellectual property, employment, litigation, corporate governance, and immigration, to name a few. Please contact our event organizer for more information: Tori MacDougall Phone: (212) 918-6126 Email: victoria.macdougall@hoganlovells.com Hogan Lovells 875 Third Avenue…...
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4THBIN What We Can Learn From The Three Stooges

What We Can Learn From The Three Stooges

Several months ago, I introduced my 10, 8 and 6 year old boys to some of the most irresponsible comedy ever made: The Three Stooges. And they loved it. They immediately began mastering the eye poke (along with the required block) and head smacking. They fought over who’s Moe, who’s Larry and, most importantly, who’s Curly, laughing hysterically the whole time. Since then, I’ve introduced them to the smart-alecky Brooklyn accent of Bugs Bunny (who sounds an awful lot like their grandfather), the marvels of mask removal in Scooby Doo, Where Are You?, the antics of a bumbling Fred and…...
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Thank you for participating in the 4THBIN Benefit Softball Game

Benefit Softball Game

Thank you to everyone who participated in our benefit softball game. We greatly appreciate all of the support and the donations made to Cycle for Survival for rare cancer research. A special thanks to our recycling partner EcoTech and to the Cycle for Survival team. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the game–we were all winners with a tie! READ MORE
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