Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including providing used electronics to those in need with vITAD services, details regarding Florida’s decision to send e-scrap to an incinerator rather than recycling, and how to meet ESG criteria with an R2v3 certification.
Since the world entered a digital age, electronics have been in high demand, and a global pandemic only added to the increasing need for technology. However, as the need for technology grows, so do prices. Keeping electronics updated can become costly, especially if users replace devices every year or two. Value-added IT asset disposition (vITAD) services like employee buyback programs and donations programs can help give devices a second life by providing used electronics to those in need.
Two municipalities in Florida recently opted to send household e-scrap to a waste-to-energy plant rather than use their contracted processor for recycling. As of October 2022, Pinellas County stopped sending public e-scrap to A1 Assets, which both municipalities have used since 2018.
As many have heard by now, ESG reporting is part of a series of new industry criteria many businesses are adopting to adjust to the changing ITAD landscape. Not only does ESG reporting help benefit clients, but it can also benefit an organization by providing accountability and equality in the workplace.