Humans discard electronic equipment and appliances as e-waste on a staggering scale worldwide. The United Nations University reports that, in 2014 alone, communities around the globe generated 41.8 million tons of e-waste. The UN predicts this number will swell to 55 million tons by 2018.
So what happens to the e-waste? The UN reports that only a small portion — 15% — is recycled according to best practices. But global trading of electronics creates complex waste streams, allowing e-waste to land in developing countries with substandard recycling practices.
How can you be a part of the solution, rather than the problem? Exploring safe recycling options can combat e-waste. Even better, you can look for ITAD partners that emphasize reuse, which yields benefits to both the environment and your bottom line.
What’s in Our E-Waste?
- The Importance of Environmentally Responsible ITAD [Infographic]
- How Tapping Into the Circular Economy of IT Asset Disposal Benefits You
- The Carrot & the Stick: Why Your Company Needs Environmentally Responsible ITAD