Is E-Waste Really Rubbish? Let’s Clean Up The Problem!
E-waste is short for electronic waste, but unlike many other ‘e-‘ prefixes, it refers to physical technological waste as hardware comes to the end of its life and is made obsolete. There are many reasons why e-waste can’t just be dumped into your bins like everything else; not least that in business cases you may have hundreds of items requiring disposal all at once!
E-waste can contain toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium and beryllium, making it an environmental risk to the area within which it is disposed, as well as being bulky, difficult to transport to proper waste facilities. More compelling however is that devices hold information and create a security risk – as if it not properly wiped, data can remain on hardware forever, making it susceptible to unwanted access and even crime.
Not only is it good corporate social responsibility to dispose of e-waste properly, but it’s also the law. Procurri offer a full end-to-end ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) service for all your end-of-life IT hardware items, from desktops through to server, storage and networking devices.
Once you’ve optimised the use of your hardware as far as possible using Procurri’s independent maintenance services and hardware-as-a-service lifecycle services, you’ll be needing to dispose of your unwanted equipment as ethically and safely as possible. Procurri’s wealth of information and expertise allows us to take all of the worry and effort out of your hands to dispose of your hardware in the best possible way. Our ITAD service takes care of your hardware right from initial assessment through to recovery, data removal, secure transportation, refurbishment and resale (if possible) to disposal. What’s more, our CESG / DOD certified data sanitisation resources ensure that all information is removed from any systems in line with local government legislation to ensure you stay fully compliant.
There are numerous industry standards around the recycling and destruction of IT equipment, dependent on the geographic location of the hardware and the components within it. Our global partnerships allow us to adhere to the highest of legislative standards as well as the best practices within industry to help demonstrate your company’s commitment to the area within which you work. In regions where it applies, we work within the framework of the ISO 14001 and ADISA (Asset Disposal and Information Security Standard) accreditations we hold.
Compliance is the major factor in any form of e-waste, however what if you can turn that unwanted equipment into cold hard cash whilst staying fully compliant. Procurri will look at any residual value within the decommissioned hardware and provide funds back to our partners to increase margins or they can pass through to their end user. These funds can be used to offset any erasure or collection costs and still provide a healthy financial return in many situations.
There are many companies that simply act as a broker in these situations making margin while passing equipment through to other partners. This is where Procurri is different. We have 40 product specialists in Europe alone that trade equipment daily and who are actively seeking to buy equipment for stock to support our hardware maintenance platform. This enables us to provide some of the highest returns in the industry for redundant hardware ensuring you get the best value when trading in or disposing of your hardware.
Combining compliance and the highest financial returns via a single touchpoint which can cover all your multi-platform and international needs, while tapping into our global network of highly qualified engineers and specialised staff enables you to rest assured that everything is being taken care of responsibly, ethically and securely.