How to Recycle IT Equipment & Reduce Impact

This ITPro Today guide breaks down everything organizations need to know about e-waste management: where it comes from, why it's harmful, and how to address e-waste challenges through effective electronics recycling and disposal.
How to Recycle IT Equipment & Reduce Impact
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Article by: Christopher Tozzi, Green IT, as published in: ITPro Today

Much of the conversation surrounding sustainability and the IT industry today focuses on reducing the carbon emissions that stem from powering IT equipment.

But here's another major sustainability challenge that IT departments across the globe should address: e-waste. In many respects, e-waste is just as serious a scourge as carbon when it comes to harming the environment. On top of that, e-waste can also have a negative impact on health and quality of life in developing countries, and failure to manage e-waste properly may lead to governance and compliance issues.

For all these reasons, developing a plan to tackle e-waste should be a priority for any organization that owns IT equipment — since sooner or later, almost all of that equipment will turn into e-waste.

This guide breaks down everything IT organizations need to know about e-waste management, including where e-waste comes from, why it's harmful, and how to address e-waste challenges through effective electronics recycling and disposal.

Continue to the article and list of additional resources: E-Waste 101: How to Recycle IT Equipment & Reduce Impact (itprotoday.com)

What is your organization doing to recycle and reduce the impact of e-waste? 

#sustainableAV #GreenIT #ewaste

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Go to the profile of Juan Carlos Medina, CTS
about 1 month ago

Thank you @Lisa Matthews, CTS - AVIXA  for sharing about these topics that are so relevant today and for our industry.