This week is Zero Waste Week (2-6 September), an annual awareness campaign for reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill, making it the perfect time for organisations to review their environmental impact and consider the steps which can be taken to become more environmentally friendly.
DTP’s War on Waste
DTP are now in a position where we send zero% of our waste to landfill and have been for the last 10 months due to innovation by the waste companies who can now turn unrecyclable waste into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF).
In 2016, 44.7 Million metric tons of Electronic Waste (E-Waste) was generated. That’s the equivalent of 4,500 Eiffel Towers!
DTP offer a service that specialises in the re-marketing, re-use and recycling of redundant IT equipment ensuring that the following requirements are addressed:
• Optimum return on investment
• Absolute data security
• Environmental and ethical propriety
• Legal and regulatory compliance
• Complete auditabilit
Despite an intention to re-use as much equipment as possible, there naturally comes a time when disposal is the only viable option. Equipment that is deemed either unfit or not economically viable for resale or re-use will be sent for recycling, materials recovery and disposal. DTP guarantees that all equipment will be broken down and recycled in accordance with all relevant legislation.
DTP are also bsi ISO 14001 Enviromental Management accrediated!
E-Waste contains toxic compenents including:
- Polybrominated Flame Retardants
- Polyvinyl Chloride
The Circular Economy
The traditional linear “take, make, dispose” production model is no longer viable and a fundamental shift is needed toward a more circular and low-carbon model.
The Circular economy aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, and eliminate waste across a product’s lifecycle through superior design and re-use.
HP has committed to transforming their business model to span everything from how they source to how they design, deliver, recover, repair, and reuse products and solutions.
Take a look at HP’s infographic – The Impact of E-Waste
IT asset management services
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s Asset Upcylcing Services retire IT assets, ensuring that they are in a sustainable and secure
manner, and extract value for innovative projects, including data cleansing and environmentally responsible removal, upcycling or recycling.