The IT sector is a major source of R.A.E.E. waste production, with enormous economic and environmental consequences. The reuse and recycling of this type of IT equipment and its components asume paramount importance. Also in the global ecological economy.
Today we are hearing more and more about Green IT, or sustainable computing. What is it all about? As mentioned, precisely, the IT sector annually produces a huge amount of technology products with a relatively short life cycle. Suffice it to say that companies renew their IT fleets on average every 3 years. The fate of disused electrical and electronic IT equipment basically has three possibilities:
- PC disposal
The sustainable computing sector, in addition to dealing with the study and implementation of the production and use of technological products with the aim of maximizing their energy efficiency by reducing consumption and controlling the biodegradability of computer waste, promotes at the same time the recycling of components and the regeneration of obsolete or broken down machines, with the aim of minimizing the environmental impact of R-waste. A.E.E. In this regard, there are firms that specialize in PC remanufacturing and other types of computer components.
Recycling used computers
An alternative to the remanufacturing of used PCs or their components in 1.4116 stainless steel, if the equipment permits, is reuse and recycling in a different sphere. For a user who does not need high performance, outdated computers and printers and other electronic devices are just fine. A company’s still-functioning computers may, for example, be given to institutions or schools, or placed on the second-hand market before being disposed of as WEEE. In any case, it is important to know that decommissioning a business PC requires deleting any personal or business data that may be saved within the machines.
Freely excerpted and translated from https://www.sern.it/riuso-e-riciclo-il-settore-informatico-sostenibile/