Yesterday was World Environment Day, the largest international day for the environment led by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). Celebrations for World Environment Day began in 1973 and are hosted annually by different countries, with this year’s celebration to be held in Sweden. As the largest global platform for environmental outreach, World Environment Day aims to inspire positive change and engage the world in helping to protect the planet.
This year’s theme is Only One Earth, which means it is up to us to keep our planet clean and healthy. Considering how big the earth is, it may be difficult to believe a single person can make a difference, but even recycling your soda bottle after lunch is a step in the right direction. A large part of keeping the planet clean is waste management. Unfortunately, waste is everywhere, and seemingly unavoidable, but what if it wasn’t an issue at all?
The world currently operates in a linear economy, we take, make and then dispose. However, if we pulled together and worked to close the loop, we could eliminate waste altogether via a circular economy in which we reuse materials instead of disposing of them. Recycling is a huge factor in making the circular switch, and one major area of waste that many people fail to consider is electronic waste. E-waste makes up 70% of the world’s hazardous waste, and can be extremely toxic to the environment if not disposed of properly.
Think about how many electronics are in your household alone, and how many could possibly be in every household all over the world. Many people throw their electronics away when they’re ready for new ones, which typically means they’ll end up in landfills and further contaminate the earth. Proper IT disposal plays a major role in moving toward a circular economy, and protecting the environment. By recycling our old electronics, we provide an alternative to buying new devices and reduce the amount of raw materials required to make them. By reusing materials that have already been made, we close the loop and create a continuous cycle and eliminate disposal altogether.
IT asset disposition facilities like HOBI collect old IT equipment, phones, tablets, computers, laptops etc. and ensure that they are properly disposed of via recycling. HOBI specifically offers a range of services including data erasure and security, device repair and refurbishment, and reverse logistics. By finding an ITAD provider for your retired IT hardware, you can help make our one and only earth a safer, greener place.
For more information about our ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.