A single computer can contain up to 2kg of lead, and the complex mixture of materials make PCs very difficult to recycle.

Fujitsu has published a
Carbon footprint summary of a Fujitsu ESPRIMO E9900 0-Watt Desktop PC. It shows the PC’s total amount of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions and where these are generated across the product’s lifecycle.

As the world becomes increasingly resource-constrained, organizations will pay more attention to environmental metrics. In many ways, sustainability can be viewed as a lens for efficiency and better ITAD practices, making better environmental handling of electronics translate to good economic and business sense.


Using IT Asset Disposition Hong Kong (ITAD.HK) Management Consultancy to repair and refurbish equipment can provide new life within an organization or new life with a new owner. Organizations can engage IT Asset Disposition Hong Kong (ITAD.HK) Management Consultancy to facilitate donations of equipment that they know to be free of confidential data and in good working order. These donations can help organizations with their philanthropy goals and do a world of good, most importantly you will only be charged for $0 to a minimal handling fees.

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Maintaining a Sustainable Business

MATERIALS IN A PC

An average PC contains plastic (23%), ferrous metals (32%), non-ferrous metals (18%), electronic boards (12%) and glass (15%).
A single computer can contain up to 2kg of lead, and the complex mixture of materials make PCs very difficult to recycle.


 Material                    Proportion

Plastic
       23%
Ferrous metals
       32%
Non-ferrous metals
       18%
Electronic boards
       12%
Glass
       15%


SUSTAINABLE, SAFE AND BENIGN MATERIALS. Some materials in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) devices are known to be toxic to people or ecosystems; the hazards of other chemicals are unknown. The removal and replacement in manufacturing and recycling of hazards known to be harmful to workers and to impact the environment is imperative. Effective alternatives assessment for replacement materials is critical to avoid a continual cycle of replacement as new harmful effects are discovered later.

Sustainability is a journey, not a destination. Knowing how a product was designed and manufactured is key to understanding its environmental impact. IT Asset Disposition Hong Kong (ITAD.HK) Management Consultancy help business directors to apply the concept of sustainable development to their own organizations with a revolutionary change in the way we approach these issues. Companies are good at IT Asset Management (ITAM), managing acquisition cost, maintenance and uptime of their IT Assets, usually have solid data security policies and programs in place, aware of being environmentally and socially responsible, to cope with their extended needs, IT Asset Disposition Hong Kong (ITAD.HK) Management Consultancy becomes their secondary and reactionary.

Across the world, a wide variety of EoL treatment processes are used. These can be gathered into seven overall categories of which six are sustainable. These categories are, in the hierarchy of reclaim value: remanufacturing, reconditioning, repairing, recycling, repurposing, reusing and disposal. Understanding the products meeting environmental requirements under law, such as the Waste Electrical and Electronic Consumption Directive (WEEE), the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) or the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

Organizations are also increasingly conducting full ICT lifecycle emissions accounting. This allows them to make more informed decisions when they refresh their technology. For example, replacing existing desktop computers with more energy-efficient equipment may seem to be environmentally beneficial, but if the company takes into account embedded emissions, the total GHG emissions might be greater than if the assets were ‘sweated’ for another year.

IT ASSET DISPOSITION HONG KONG (ITAD.HK) MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY GLOBAL ICT ASSET RECOVERY E-WASTE RECYCLING

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Think of IT Asset Disposition Hong Kong (ITAD.HK) Management Consultancy as your Triage team, valuable partner and service provider.

The report, Information on Chemicals in Electronic Products - 2.4 Chemicals present in electronic products, states that analysis of chemicals present in electronic products is not easy. For example, computers and mobile phones can contain over one thousand different substances. The report also states that the main hazardous substances found in electronic products are: lead, mercury, cadmium, zinc, yttrium, chromium, beryllium, nickel, brominated flame retardants, antimony trioxide, halogenated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and phthalates. 

The report also provided some examples of material use in electronic equipment. Batteries can contain heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. Solder can contain lead, tin, and other metals. Internal and external wiring is often coated with PVC which can contain additional substances such as phthalates. Semiconductors can be encapsulated by plastics containing brominated flame retardants. Finally, printed circuit boards can contain brominated flame retardants, antimony trioxide, and other hazardous materials such as chromium, lead, mercury, beryllium, zinc and nickel. 

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Organization should consider these as all core to maintaining a sustainable business:


  • ITAD Processes are Reactionary – They are not the core competency of the company
  • ITAD Processes are Redundant – Consignment models are the most common ITAD service offering
  • ITAD Processes Transparency – The true overhead costs of consignment programs, is or is not known to the owner of the asset
  • ITAD Processes are Fragmented – A complete ITAD program may require the consolidation of several downstream partners
  • Proactive Asset Life Cycle Profitability Planning – Leverage the ITAM processes you currently have to streamline your ITAD programs
  • Business intelligence Partners - Planning the decommission of your assets based on current remarket values, technology refresh roadmaps and ability to supplement capital expenditure budgets for acquisition of new assets
  • Know the Value of your Assets before you Decommission - IT Managers work with ITAD Partners to understand the residue value and provide the financial impact of asset tech refresh and decommission