As the waste crisis continues to be a major issue, and many companies are becoming more environmentally conscious. Several have made statements proclaiming changes to their products such as biodegradable or reusable shopping bags. However, one type of waste many are still unaware of is electronic waste. E-waste accounts for 70 percent of the world’s toxic waste, and can be a major contributor to health issues for those who live near landfills. Though it may often be an afterthought, proper IT asset disposition is extremely important. Disposing of your electronics in an environmentally friendly manner helps bring the world closer to a more sustainable future.
Electronics have become such a large part of daily life, they are hardly given a second thought. However, they can be extremely dangerous when not disposed of properly. Electronics are made from natural metals mined from the earth such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium and copper. When electronics are tossed out with municipal waste they are often sent to landfills, where they can spend exponential amounts of time. The longer e-waste sits in a landfill, the more likely it is to leak harmful chemicals that will be soaked up by the soil. Eventually, these chemicals will pollute the groundwater, and leak into surrounding water supplies. This can cause many fatal health issues over time for those who live near landfills.
Another method of disposal for e-waste is incineration, which pollutes the air with toxic gas. This leaves many to question what to do with their old IT assets, and the answer is disposition facilities. ITAD facilities collect retired IT equipment and ensure that it is properly disposed of via electronic recycling. Recycling IT hardware prevents them from ending up in landfills or being burned, and eliminates e-waste, further contributing to a circular economy.
HOBI is a premier IT asset management and disposition enterprise with more than 30 years of industry experience. Our R2, RIOS and ISO-14001 certifications ensure clients that all of our equipment is processed under full legislative compliance. HOBI focuses on maximizing value for our clients as well as economic return, and mitigating any potential environmental liability. Not only does HOBI provide an environmentally sound disposal method, but we also offer repair, refurbishment and remarketing options for all mobile devices and tablets not yet at the end of their useful life cycle.
By partnering with an ITAD provider like HOBI, you can rest easy knowing your business is practicing environmentally conscious disposal methods through reuse and electronics recycling.
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