Lowering the Carbon Footprint of IT Asset Disposition

Posted by Frank Milia

Feb 14, 2020 9:37:41 AM

We here at IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG) regularly come across regional organizations such as universities, hospitals, media companies and local banks that are engaged with disposal providers that ship their retired IT equipment several hundred or even a thousand miles away to be processed.

Regional businesses and generators can drastically lower their costs and carbon footprint by switching to local, certified, and qualified IT asset disposal providers. National and global enterprises have a more complicated challenge to reducing ITAD related emissions than their regional counterparts (a longer post for another day).

Due to this, I would argue regional organizations have an even higher environmental and social obligation to source local vendors and significantly outperform the environmental impact of their peers that have global footprints.

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Local providers will also likely manage and operate in-house trucking, technicians and moving teams that will be typically perform better and be held more accountable for performance at the client site than providers that exclusively rely on third party transportation resources.

By using local trucking companies you also reduce the risk of a breech event or exposure related to third party transport of the material.     

Simply put, choosing local is good for our environment, improved performance of the disposal program, and is better for your bottom line.

If your firm is a regional organization (or otherwise) please consider reviewing your program to see if lowering carbon footprint through sourcing local vendors is an option available to you.  

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Topics: IT Asset Disposal, IT End of Life Strategy, ITAD, eWaste Disposal, Green Technology Procurement, IT Asset Disposal NY

IT Asset Management Group Becomes EPEAT Champion

Posted by Frank Milia

Mar 24, 2014 1:57:00 PM

IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG), a leading provider of IT asset disposal, data destruction and electronics recycling services, has joined the EPEAT Champion program. EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics. Becoming an EPEAT Champion complements ITAMG’s goal to reduce the hazardous effect of surplus and end-of-life technology through refurbishing, reuse and electronic waste recycling.

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As an EPEAT Champion, ITAMG will promote the use of the EPEAT system among its major enterprise, institutional and public-sector clients. Using EPEAT, purchasers and procurement officers can easily identify and compare thousands of environmentally preferable devices based on more than 50 environmental criteria, including energy use and recyclability.

“It is in the best interest of our environment, and ITAMG’s core business, when large organizations make purchasing decisions that value the length of an asset’s life, the amount of recyclable material that makes up the product, and are designed to easily dismantle for more efficient reuse and recycling,” said Richard Sommers, President of ITAMG.

Frank Milia, Vice President of Account Management at ITAMG, added: “We are excited to promote the importance of green purchasing decisions as an EPEAT Champion.  We know our work with EPEAT will support our current client base by providing resources that simplify purchasing decisions and improve the end of life cycle management of retired and surplus IT equipment.”

IT Asset Management Group works with large organizations and provides IT liquidation, computer equipment recycling, and secure data erasure and on-site hard drive shredding services.  Since 1999 ITAMG has been delivering a full suite of IT asset disposition services to a national client base of government agencies, private firms, and fortune 1000 companies.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Electronic Waste Management, EPEAT, Green Technology Procurement

   

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