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Electronic Waste Disposal Problem

Updated: Apr 3, 2022

In this article, we will be highlighting risks associated with improper IT equipment disposal, or IT asset disposition.

It is estimated that over 40 million metric tons of e-waste is produced worldwide every year. Of this, over 70 percent goes to landfills, burned or illegally traded and improperly treated. Roughly 50 percent of today’s e-waste is made up of computers, screens, mobile phones, tablets, TVs, laptops and other electronic devices. Only just a quarter of global enterprise end of life IT equipment is recycled.

However, it is estimated that by the end of year 2050, the amount of e-waste might increase by over 70 percent. Improperly discarded technology can produce poisonous pollutants, carbon emissions, materials scarcity, and unauthorised data access. Further research shows that registered data leaks as a result of improperly discarded e-waste in recent years increased by over 14 percent from previous years. Recent research shows data leaks affect millions of people yearly. With personal and payment data being compromised, and thereby putting so many people data at risk.

Just a few organisations invest in secure and reliable IT asset disposal and data destruction services. While some other organisations are using some form of unreliable disposal methods, thereby sacrificing valuable assets, missing important asset and data destruction certifications required for compliance and leaving sensitive data behind through insecure processes.

At Computer Home Intelligence, offer fast and cost-effective IT disposal and data destruction services, and eliminates the business legal, and environmental risks associated with IT asset retirement and recycling. Their comprehensive and firmly controlled asset disposition processes cover everything from logistics and data security to the disposition and recycling of IT assets.

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