In today’s technology acquisition, it is imperative to address the technology lifecycle – Plan > Acquire > Deploy > Manage > Retire. It is the “retire” phase that usually ends with dispose/recycle. But most technology executives don’t really understand the process and impact of the retire phase. There is too much misinformation about e-waste to see clearly. TechCentrics empowers businesses to cost-effectively embed true sustainable principles in the core of their strategy, operations, and culture.
Leading the Way Through the Hype
The Environment Protection Agency estimates 60 million metric tons of e-waste ends up in landfills every year, of which 91% are plastics. As electronics decompose in those landfills, they can release traces of toxic materials such as mercury, lead, and beryllium, and they pool into the ground below the landfill. Most of this e-waste is plastics that cannot be processed into reusable materials. TechCentrics has partnered with the non-profit Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling that conducts research and development on recycling technologies that process end-of-life plastics and hydrocarbons to advance the repurposing of by-products for commercial use. Their work represents a radical departure from carbon footprints to a strategy consistent with a circular economy.
Why work with TechCentrics for Sustainability?
TechCentrics aids organizations formulate a sustainable strategy by employing well-defined approaches that enhance initiatives to diminish, repurpose, and reclaim materials and products across various sectors, including plastics, electronics, food, cement, and concrete.
Embracing a circular economy involves curtailing materials consumption, redesigning materials and products for reduced resource intensity, and repurposing so-called “waste” as a valuable resource for the creation of new materials and products. This signifies a shift from the conventional model where resources are extracted, transformed into products, and subsequently treated as waste.