What is E- Waste? Ever wondered what happens to your outdated laptops & cell phones when your company replaces it with the latest model? Or where a batterygoes when you discard it in the trash? Around the world, end-of-life electronics that are waste, also known as e-waste, present a significant challenge for our environment and our health. Today, Companies all over the world struggle to come up with effective e-waste management solutions.
As a result, COMMit carried out a “E-waste Management & Recycle drive” on the occasion of World Environment Day on 5th June 2014.
How to Recycle E-waste?
E-waste management is one of the major concerns for many companies. Most of us are not even aware of the processes and practices used in order to safely dispose electronic waste.
Experts believe that there are 3 mandatory Rules of recycling electronic waste:
Rule No. 1: Get to know your recycler
Always recycle your electronics with a company that is certified by either R2 Solutions or e-Stewards — or both. Both standards will ensure that the environment and your data privacy will receive the highest levels of protection.
Rule No. 2: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
The reality is that responsible recycling isn’t cheap.
Using a free program creates a risk that your equipment will end up in the wrong hands, possibly resulting in data breaches and environmental degradation and a threat to human kind.
Rule No. 3: Create a formal plan for disposition and follow it religiously
Be sure to include specific protocols for disposition and, following Rule No. 1, include language that mandates the use of certified recyclers for all electronics and IT asset disposition.
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