What comes to mind when you think of the different ways to help bolster your sustainability goals? Is it using paper instead of plastic or making the switch to hybrid or electric vehicles?
These are all credible ways to help the environment. But we all know that customers today are demanding so much more from organisations. One area of concern that most people don't give a second thought about is e-waste management.
This post briefly explores the issue and possible solutions that can help boost your sustainability goals without compromising your distribution strategy.
Why E-Waste Management?
E-waste (electronic waste) is an emerging issue already presenting itself as a global problem for the environment and public health.
The health impacts are partly due to people working to salvage mobile phones and other electronic materials. For example, dismantling lithium-ion batteries by hand for extended periods can lead to issues like lung oedema. There's also the problem with the prolonged handling of semiconductors and chips. It's shown to have irreversible toxic effects like neural damage and damage to the liver.
The EU Commission plans for a standard charging port on all mobile devices are intended to cut down on electronic waste.
Boosting Your Sustainability Goals
So, whilst manufacturers debate the pros and cons of EU legislation, here are a few e-waste management ideas.
2) Purchase charging solutions with more extended warranties
3) Refurbish and repair faulty devices
4) Consult IT equipment remarketing specialists in sourcing obsolete equipment
5) Recycle or dispose of your electronics safely by working with specialists like Signals IT
Like being conscious of your carbon footprint, any action you take makes a difference. That includes paying attention to hardware such as charging solutions and related accessories.
51T Enterprise Solutions products offer the most extended warranty (3 years standard vs manufacturers 12-month warranty). All products are manufactured in the UK; parts are recyclable and repairable.
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