Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including spring cleaning with an ITAD provider, the right to repair bill in Europe, details regarding the vITAD concept and an eco-friendly way to spend the Easter holiday.
This time of year, many in the business world may find themselves staring at piles of old IT hardware long since retired with nowhere to go. Now is the perfect time to start spring cleaning, starting with IT asset disposition. It’s time to make room for new equipment, which means finding a disposal method for those retired electronics. This year, consider recycling during your spring cleaning. IT asset disposition is often put on the back burner, but it’s one of an enterprise’s most important decisions.
The Right to Repair has been an ongoing issue for years as consumers fight for the right to repair their own devices and equipment. OEMs typically hold the power of repair, which often comes at high costs to consumers. The right to repair aims to advocate for repair-friendly policies, regulations, statutes, and standards at national, state, and local levels. The right to repair ultimately allows consumers to repair their own devices or take them to third-party repair shops for more cost-effective solutions.
First introduced at the 2022 E-Scrap conference, value-added IT asset disposition or vITAD is a term coined by HOBI’s co-founder and president, Craig Boswell. According to Boswell, the vITAD concept augments the traditional ITAD model with ERP integration, portal customization for asset tracking, asset redeployment, re-imaging, and ESG reporting.
As Easter approaches, it is time for all the candy consumption and crafting shenanigans. The global Easter market is expected to generate $24 billion this year, and nearly $3 billion is spent on just candy alone. As we celebrate this holiday weekend, here are a few things we can do to reduce the waste and make the planet a safer place.