The United Nations designated the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The day is also intended to remind the world that we each have a responsibility to shape the future of our world.
This year, the UN chose the theme of frontier technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste into wealth. One way your organization can support this initiative is by creating a retirement plan for your excess IT. Once technology reaches its end of life, it is a company’s responsibility to properly recycle the equipment. Often excess IT can still hold value. Creating a company-wide IT retirement plan can help transform your e-waste to wealth.
Improperly recycling e-waste can have negative effects. Recently, the New York Times featured a piece that showcased the consequences of improper e-waste recycling. The article showcased how trash was illegally exported to Palestine. Locals used unsafe methods, such as fire, to retrieve valuable parts. The toxic smoke from the fires is reportedly making some of the people sick.
As an e-Stewards certified ITAD service provider, we pride ourselves in providing ethical e-waste recycling. We ensure e-waste is not exported to developing countries. To learn more about our e-waste recycling services, click here.
To learn more about World Habitat Day, visit their website.