Globally, e-waste is steadily growing. The growth is partially due to the fast pace of innovation. As technology changes, companies must adapt to stay competitive and safeguard their networks. For example, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 earlier this year, pushing many IT professionals also to update their infrastructure. These refreshes leave organizations with excess equipment that they need to discard.
According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2017 report, e-waste will grow to 52.2 metric tons by 2021. The report was a collaborative effort by United Nations University, the International Telecommunication Union, and the International Solid Waste Association. It also projected that small IT and telecommunication equipment would account for four tons of e-waste in 2020.
As e-waste rises, illegal exporting of hazardous waste will remain a challenge. The only way to ensure your e-waste is properly recycled is to partner with a certified ITAD service provider. Improper e-waste recycling can lead to data breaches or costly fines. Liquid Technology is eStewards, and R2 certified. Working with us guarantees your IT equipment will not be dumped in a landfill or exported overseas. To learn more about our e-waste recycling services, visit https://liquidtechnology.net/computer-liquidation-services/