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Helping the Environment One Step at a Time with Appliance Deployment Specialist NEI
By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor
When looking for the ideal appliance deployment provider, finding a company that is deeply rooted in the space and has a large amount of expertise in assisting organizations ramp up time to market, slash costs and drive efficiency is critical. Now, it is becoming equally important to choose a partner that can help reduce a businesses’ carbon footprint as well. Massachusetts-based NEI (News - Alert) can help companies with both, as it has developed its own e-Recycling program for the recycling electronic products.
Demonstrating that your firm is environmentally responsible can possibly lead to new business opportunities, as environmental stewardship is increasingly taken into consideration with choosing partners. In a recent blog post from NEI, the company stated, “Recycling reduces the amount of energy needed to create new electronics, recovers precious valuable resources, and prevents heavy metals and other toxins from contaminating the soil, water, and air. In addition, electronic recycling ensures that data is properly destroyed, materials are appropriately recovered and reused, and businesses have a paper trail to document the proper disposal of their assets.”
Looking at some interesting statistics, the appliance deployment provider reveals that each and every year, over two million tons of electronic waste is thrown away just within the United States, including outdated computers, cell phones, laptops, and televisions. While the idea of recycling is nothing new, many organizations still don’t leverage these programs to the best of their abilities, and oftentimes choosing to deposit wastes in a landfill.
However, it is important to consider that certain parts of these electronics products can be reused within next-generation offerings which help to not only optimize the performance of a company’s portfolio but can also enhance the effects of a comprehensive electronics recycling program.
“Electronics contain a variety of materials that can be recovered and reused if they have been properly placed in the e-recycling stream. Even those materials that cannot be reused can be segregated for safe disposal to keep them from harming the environment. Metals such as gold, copper, palladium, silver, platinum, and aluminum, heavy metals like lead, cadmium, and arsenic, and other materials including glass, plastic, and petroleum products exist in various degrees in electronic components, and all of them can be recovered and sold on the open market or safely discarded,” the post added.
Additionally, it is key to remember that not polluting the environment is only one element of recycling because of the massive amount of energy saved via e-recycling. Energy savings found within valuable resources such as copper and gold can be utilized to reduce the overall commodity price as well as decrease production costs found when implementing recycling strategies as opposed to mining.
For more information on ways to increase profits while protecting the planet, be sure to visit NEI’s website for an array of information related to reusing multiple appliances including servers, storage devices, and accessories.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli