Helping Business And The Environment
With many countries celebrating Earth Day on April 22, the growth of information technology has added to the awareness of proper disposal of old or unused hardware. According to the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, which promotes electronics recycling, the amount of e-waste in the U.S. nearly doubled from 2000 to 2012, but the percentage of it that was recycled – while it nearly tripled during that span – was only about 29 percent of all the e-waste generated in 2012.
CentricsIT, based in Atlanta, helps clients with its e-waste through its IT asset distribution (ITAD) services. The company will either dispose of it properly, taking that chore out of clients' hands, or resell it through its hardware reseller service if it has some useful life remaining.
In an interview with ITBestOfBreed, Patrick Keuller (pictured), executive vice president of global services for Centrics IT, talked about the ITAD program.