Earlier this month, Samsung held an event to announce new products, and Apple recently announced the date for the fall keynote, which will formally announce the iPhone 14 and many more highly anticipated products. It’s that time of year we start wondering if a brand new smartphone would be worth it, maybe a new laptop for Christmas, or perhaps the office IT hardware could use an upgrade. However, as tempting as it may be to purchase new devices, remember how important it is to reduce electronic waste.
Millions of new electronics are manufactured every year, and most are tossed out in favor of newer models just a few years after being purchased. This has created an abundance of e-waste that has quickly grown and now contributes to the global waste crisis. But what many don’t realize is that e-waste is more dangerous than other waste when not properly disposed of, and can lead to contamination, human health issues and pollution when sent to landfills.
Before you treat yourself to the newest smartphone, or upgrade the office to new desktops or laptops, consider using your devices a little longer, or passing them to someone in need. We get it. Sometimes electronics don’t function properly in their later years, and you have to upgrade sometime. If your IT equipment has reached the end of its useful life cycle, consider a disposition plan to prevent them from being sent to landfills.
IT asset disposition facilities like HOBI specialize in the disposition of IT assets in an eco-friendly manner, ensuring clients that their retired equipment is not harming the environment. As a premiere IT asset management and disposition enterprise, HOBI partners with companies to collect their old IT assets for recycling or remarketing. HOBI focuses on maximizing economic return and mitigating potential environmental liability when disposing of IT hardware, and we are committed to helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint through proper ITAD practices.
For consumers, if your devices no longer function properly, and have reached the end of their life cycle, contact your local recyclables drop-off sites to see if they accept electronics. Or, contact an ITAD facility for repair and remarketing options.
New electronics can be exciting, but keeping the environment clean and safe is the key to a more sustainable future, and we can all help one step at a time.
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