Elo Touch Solutions

E-Waste Recycling Program

Elo Touch Solutions' Commitment To the Environment

Elo Touch Solutions is committed to promoting a cleaner environment in which electronic products should be recycled and not end up in landfills. All Elo Touch Solutions' electronic parts and e-waste collected by our recycling partner(s) will be recycled or reused in compliance with federal, state, and local law.  Currently, Elo have in place recycling arrangements in the following regions:

We recommend Customers refer to the "The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Guidelines for Media Sanitization (PDF; NIST Special Publication 800-88) to manage data sanitizing or destruction".

NIST recommends three different ways to "sanitize" a hard drive:

Clearing: Overwriting the entire drive with new data so that the old data is no longer readable by a computer, although it may be possible to retrieve some data in a laboratory using signal processing equipment and specially trained personnel.

Purging: Removing the data at a more fundamental level, either using the drive's own controller electronics to carry out the task, or by degaussing (placing the drive in a machine that generates a strong magnetic field). Purging should remove all traces of data so that it is impossible to recover even if the storage medium is analyzed in a laboratory.

Destroying: Physical destruction can be accomplished using a variety of methods, including disintegration, incineration, pulverizing, shredding, and melting.

For Media Sanitization instructions, please see NIST Special Publication 800-88 (Guidelines for Media Sanitization), Section 5 - "Summary of Sanitization Techniques" and Appendix A - "Minimum Sanitization Recommendations for Media Containing Data".

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