It is unbelievable how much we can do with just a simple click. Tech has been part of our lives since many years ago, but it became a top priority since the beginning of the pandemic. Social distance just turned tech devices into our teachers, colleagues, and even our friends. We had already learned that our servers are much more than plastic and metal. Even if it is new or obsolete, every IT asset is valuable because of its precious elements such as aluminum, gold, lithium, etc. Remember that e-waste is different than regular waste, you cannot just throw your non-functional devices in the trash.
The iconic Apple is also concerned about environmental preservation. They are already promoting a circular economy by using fully recycled elements in the manufacturing of their products. Apple is on its way to developing a 100% carbon neutral supply chain and product line by 2030.
Cisco Takeback and Reuse program strives to preserve the environment and make business sense by encouraging customers to return the equipment at the end of its life.
Dell created a take-back program in which they collect and recycle equipment. By 2030, for every sold device, Dell has pledged to reuse or recycle an equivalent, and their packages aim to be fully recycled.