IT News - Operations

Electronic waste is a massive and growing problem, but many companies are not recycling or reusing IT equipment, instead opting for physical destruction of the assets

Sebastian Klovig Skeltonwrites in ComputerWeekly, "Enterprises are physically destroying IT equipment and unnecessarily sending it to landfill due to outdated security policies and a lack of education, with many believing it is actually 'better for the environment', according to data sanitisation firm Blancco.

In January 2019, the World Economic Forum and the United Nations E-waste Coalition found that approximately 50 million tonnes of electronic waste, or e-waste, are produced each year - most of which is either incinerated or dumped in the landfills of the world's poorest countries..."

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