The quantity of landfill has become a major environmental issue in recent years. Even when computer equipment reaches an end-of-life state, many of the components can be re-used or recycled. In addition, re-using the waste materials to produce new goods requires less energy than production from scratch.
Our aim is to re-furbish / re-market equipment wherever possible and then to reclaim a high percentage of the waste materials in the cases where this is not viable.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (the WEEE directive) which took effect in 2003 was introduced with the aim of reducing the impact on the environment of waste electronic and electrical equipment.
The directive covers the environmental effects of redundant equipment in areas such as collection, recycling and end-of-life waste materials.
Detailed information on the WEEE initiative can be found here:
We make every effort to reduce our impact on the environment. In addition to the use of ‘green energy’ and low impact transport this is also focused around the materials we purchase to run and manage our business. For example, we use recycled and/or FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) stationery and keep wastage of all materials to an absolute minimum.
Our main focus within the recycling arm is our drive to re-furbish and re-market as many redundant assets as we can, thus meeting our goal of Extending the IT lifecycle. In addition, within our workshops we reuse all serviceable packaging materials such as cardboard boxes and wrapping products.
In some cases, IT assets have reached the end of their serviceable life. In these circumstances all materials (metal, plastics, circuit board, cable, lithium batteries and so on) are professionally processed to achieve our aim of zero landfill ’This includes the use of WTE (Waste to Energy) when incineration is required to ensure data security and/or to meet Environment Agency legislation.