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Why is ITAD important

Jul 7, 2020

Why is ITAD important

Disposition of electrical and electronic equipment is tightly regulated in many jurisdictions, largely on the grounds of protecting the environment and enforcing responsible handling of scrap materials. Legislation has driven the development and growth of the ITAD industry. ITAD providers typically provide some or all of these services:

ITAD services

These services address a number of growing problems. Recent research estimates 50 million tons of eWaste are generated worldwide annually and this is expected to double in the next 30 years. In terms of cost to IT departments, current hardware and device expenditure worldwide is estimated at $900bn per annum. Given the typical lifecycle of 3 to 5 years for IT assets, that's a huge investment that's contributing to the waste stream and a huge opportunity to create an ITAD program that's cost-neutral or even cost-positive.

Decommissioning High-End IT Hardware

Decommissioning High-End IT Hardware

If your business is preparing to decommission expensive high-end IT hardware in 2021, it’s important to put a plan into place to recover value from your old equipment. There’s a lot to consider when handling retiring IT assets, but with the right level of expert support and guidance, you can maximize recovery and return possibly millions of dollars to your IT budget.

Why ITAD is Important to the Environment?

Why ITAD is Important to the Environment?

By coupling data sanitation with the reuse and recycling of IT Assets, OceanTech has become an expert in the full disposal Ecosystem, helping to safeguard our environment and decreasing the number of assets that end up in landfills.

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