We live in a technology-driven society, and our dependence upon IT assets continues to grow. Tech consumers need to be aware of the behavior of these products and how to properly dispose of them at the end of their useful life to mitigate environmental harm.
E-waste encompasses a broad spectrum of electronic devices, such as computers and cell phones, on the verge of being disposed of. such as computers and cellphones. However, six categories of products should be disposed of with diligence.
- Temperature Exchange Equipment – Cooling equipment such as air conditioners, fridges, and freezers.
- Screens and Monitors – Electronic devices like TVs, laptops, monitors, and other personal electronic devices.
- Lamps – LED light fixtures, bulbs, and fluorescent lamps.
- Large Equipment – Household and hospitality items, including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, and electric stoves.
- Small Equipment – Anything from microwaves to electronic toys to medical devices.
- Small IT and Telecommunication Equipment – Mobile phones, GPS systems, and printers.
Responsible e-waste disposal can extend the lifespan of equipment by recycling, reusing, repurposing, refurbishing, and remarketing. One common method is discovering new and distinct ways to use or refurbish electronics and machines through e-recycling. Once devices reach the end of their useful life, they can be broken down and used for parts recovery, scrapped, or refurbished for remarketing opportunities. During disposition, an important step is ensuring sensitive data is wiped and parts with hazardous materials removed.
For devices that can’t be redeployed or refurbished but are still in good condition, donation is an option to help sustain the circular economy. Retired electronics can be donated to local organizations where they can have a second life. Companies such as HOBI can manage equipment donation programs for its clients.
HOBI offers repair, refurbishment, remarketing, resale, and recycling services that help protect the environment. HOBI prioritizes waste prevention by recovering and reusing retired IT assets and recycling those that have reached the end of their use.
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