Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste

September 14, 2020 by  
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Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste How can companies extend the useful life of IT assets and more effectively manage e-waste at the end of life? The material value of the electronic waste discarded globally each year adds up to $62.5 billion — more than the GDP of most countries — according to the United Nations. With complex, incongruous regulations across the globe, managing the end of life for technologies such as PCs, tablets, smartphones, data center servers, storage and networking gear is a complex affair. This discussion explores how to embrace a more circular approach to IT hardware and e-waste management. Whether your company is decommissioning a data center, upgrading its PCs or managing other gadgets that have reached the end of their usable life, learn how to unlock value from those systems; navigate complex policies surrounding collection, data protection and intellectual property; and maximize asset life cycles through refurbishment, deployment and recycling of old gear. Speakers Heather Clancy, Editorial Director, GreenBiz Group Kabira Stokes, CEO, Retrievr Jamesetta Strickland, Senior Vice President & Regional General Manager, Iron Mountain Holly Secon Mon, 09/14/2020 – 14:38 Featured Off

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Recycling Old Electronics Gives Ex-Cons a Second Shot at Life

March 13, 2014 by  
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  Photo © Shutterstock Kabira Stokes has always been troubled by the things our society sees as disposable; she hates watching toxic heavy metals in used electronics being tossed into landfills, and she hates seeing people who’ve done their time in jail struggling to make a life on the outside. So in 2011, she founded Isidore Electronics Recycling , a for-profit company based on Los Angeles that helps keep dangerous waste from leeching into soil and groundwater, while at the same time providing job training to previously incarcerated people. Read the rest of Recycling Old Electronics Gives Ex-Cons a Second Shot at Life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , conflict minerals , e-waste , electronics recycling , electronics waste , ex-cons , former convicts , Isidore Electronics Recycling , job discrimination , landfills , Los Angeles , previously incarcerated people        

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