Recycling to achieve Green IT

Recycling is an area where the environmental issue is championed and a few quid can be saved.

An estimated 1.5 million computers are buried in landfill sites every year.

Memory can be re-deployed, and printer cartridges, hard disks, cables, and racks re-used.

Even when kit is justifiably end-of-life, there are institutions that will come and remove anything that requires disposing of.

Not only will they dispose of equipment in accordance with the recent WEEE directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) legislation, but any cost incurred by such removals will be offset by any money made by the disposals supplier – in fact, this can potentially work to the extent where recycling end of life equipment becomes profitable and green.