What is a carbon footprint?
This is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions majorly made up of carbon dioxide by an organization, event or production. The increasing carbon footprint over the years has raised concerns and compelled people to look for ways to reduce it. The increasing greenhouse gas emission is also known to be the major cause of climate change and global warming. The year 2018 is considered to be the record-breaking year for global carbon emissions in the environment.
This has created an alarming situation and has left no other option for the companies than to look for ways to reduce carbon footprints. Wondering why companies are forced to look for techniques to reduce the impact? Because IT and data centre industries at large emit greenhouse gases. As per the experts, just adding one more data centre can increase a country’s electricity consumption by four per cent. However, there are ways to improve your data centre’s carbon footprint and sustainability, one among which is secure ITAD services.
How to reduce carbon footprint with IT Asset Disposition?
Minimise e-waste, increase opportunities
A conscious effort to reduce the production of e-waste like looking for alternative methods of disposing of obsolete IT equipment is essential to protect the environment. Under the guidance of professional IT asset disposition providers, you can create an effective IT asset management (ITAM) plan for the resale, reuse and recycling of old equipment.
Sustainable lifecycle management
You can offset your company’s carbon footprint and can increase sustainability by including on lifecycle in your design plan and decommissioning of ITAD data centre hardware. In this thinking, you need to consider sustainable end-of-life management, reuse opportunities and remanufacturing through material recovery.
IT not just help you avoid filling landfills with redundant IT equipment but also help you offset the cost of new IT assets like laptops, computers etc. But reselling your old IT assets is not as easy as it seems. From finding the right buyers to finding the correct market and ensuring the protection of the data on old devices, you need to be careful about everything. Make sure you erase all data to avoid the risk of a data breach.
Refurbish your IT assets
There are many refurbishing and e-waste management companies like B2B Exports that give the old electronics a new life and send them for resale. Refurbished electronic assets not just help you get value for your old devices but also help someone find affordable IT assets who may otherwise not be able to buy them.
Changing your business’ IT needs with its growth is natural. That doesn’t mean during this growth you will forget about your responsibilities towards society and nature. It’s important to react to these needs in an eco-friendly and responsible way. Proper planning, secure data decommission and effective disposal of redundant IT equipment are some steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint without affecting your business growth.