The amount of e-waste generated is a growing concern for businesses as it increases yearly. Companies can combat this issue by recycling aging tech at the end of its useful lifespan. There are many benefits to investing in tech recycling, but today, we’d like to highlight a few main ones.

A Hard Look at the Numbers

In 2021, humans generated an estimated 57.4 million tons of e-waste, which refers to discarded unwanted or non-functional electronic devices. That amount is equivalent to nearly the weight of the Great Wall of China. Another staggering figure is that despite the public perception that 40 to 50 percent of electronics are recycled, less than 20 percent were recycled in previous years.

Protect the Planet

Every year, the amount of e-waste generated increases, which is a significant problem for the environment and humankind. The accumulation of decaying tech can harm the planet by causing toxic materials to seep into the soil and water. In turn, this harms humans, animals, and plants near landfills. Additionally, by not recycling these devices, tech companies must mine for the raw materials required to make new tech, compounding the environmental consequences. 

Our asset recovery and lifecycle management solutions allow environmentally-conscious businesses to counteract this problem to benefit themselves and the planet. On average, we help our clients extend the useful life of their IT assets by two years, reducing their IT-related costs by approximately 20 to 30 percent. We also help to improve their environmental stewardship by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint through reuse.

Protect Your Business 

Taking steps to reduce environmental impact also helps attract and retain more customers. With an endless series of companies for consumers to support, competition is fierce in any industry. Lessening your real-life impact on the planet will improve public perception of your brand, leading to increased sales and improved customer retention. 

Study after study shows that consumers don’t just want to support a business with a fantastic product— they want to help a business with a great product and a positive environmental impact. Data from McKinsey shows that people care about a company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact when buying decisions. Helping the environment will create significant value for your company, so it’s a win-win. 

Schedule a Pilot Pickup

Schedule a pilot pickup today if you’re ready to experience the incredible benefits of recycling your tech. You’ll get a detailed look into our process and superior service quality. Achieving your company-wide objectives is only a click away.

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