Below is a recap of the past week’s blogs including how to navigate digital transformation in the ITAD space, an overview of Recycle Week 2021, iPhone 13 delivery delays due to supply chain issues, and how to close the loop on the circular economy by repairing, refurbishing and reusing old devices.
Digital transformation is quickly becoming a new normal, especially in the business world. Enterprises are changing the way they interact with other companies and colleagues, and this change has provided more opportunities for collaboration and networking. Now, there’s no need to worry whether or not an employee can physically be present for a meeting, because digital transformation allows for the creation of virtual studios and office spaces so colleagues and team members can join from the comfort of their homes and collaborate more efficiently than ever. Digital transformation has increased communication and networking efficiency by providing more time for connecting that we would otherwise spend commuting, but what does this concept mean for the ITAD industry?
Last week marked the annualRecycle Week, a concept started by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) to raise environmental awareness and encourage people to recycle. In light of the pandemic, this year’s theme was Step It Up This Recycle Week, urging everyone to join the fight against climate change and to contribute to this change by recognizing that recycling is something we all have a little more control over. When people think of recycling, they typically think of plastic bottles and straws, and saving the planet one baby sea turtle at a time, however, there is an entirely different avenue of recycling that most don’t take into consideration.
Apple is widely known for the anticipation surrounding their products, especially the iPhone. With long lines the night before new devices are released, and skyrocketing pre-orders, they have become the world’s leading tech giant, and their fanbase continues to expand every year. However, recently the company has come under fire for several reasons, the latest of which is a delay on the highly anticipated iPhone 13.
IT asset disposition is all about contributing to a sustainable environment by recycling old electronics when they reach the end of their lifespan. The process typically includes several steps, from creating an efficient IT asset management system and data erasure to shredding and reverse logistics, but mobile processing differs from the traditional disposition process. Mobile device processing requires the implementation of safety measures for removing Lithium Ion batteries (LIBs) to prevent potential fire risks and extreme attention to detail when handling data erasure.