According to PikeResearch, an analyst firm that styles itself as a"Cleantech Market Intelligence" provider, the number of electronic devices reaching end-of-life stages will double within the period 2010 through 2025. (Ref. Electronics Recycling and E-Waste Issues, published 2Q 2009.) Also, its band of industry analysts expects that in 2013 organisations will be forced to choose what to do with more than 60 million tones of electronic waste, or e-waste-whether it's taking the reuse, recycle or landfill route.
Citing such data from PikeResearch and its own internal sources, Dimension Data on Monday (November 12) announced, the availability of its e-waste removal service. The new service comes as an extension of the company's Technology Lifecycle Management (TLM) Assessment proposition, what is meant as a comprehensive package of solutions to be used by organisations to better manage their inventory.
And it is a much-needed package, say Dimension Data executives. "According to aggregate data compiled by Dimension Data from 294 Technology Lifecycle Management Assessments conducted on organisations of all sizes and in all industry sectors in 2011, 45 percent of the network estates assessed will be totally obsolete within five years," said the company's Director of Sustainability, Colin Curtis, in a statement issued to the press on Monday.
Curtis went on to talk about what his latest proposition will deliver. "Expanding our Technology Lifecycle Management Assessment to include an e-waste solution means our expert advice doesn't start at the point of disposal," he said. "We can now assess the strength of each item in a technology base, determine its point in the lifecycle, and then use best practices to dispose of elapsed devices and equipment in an ecological and regulatory-compliant manner."
Other Dimension Data executives also enumerated the following as key benefits to be gleaned from an investment in their TLM Assessment: "a thorough assessment of the organisation's installed base...a single plan for removing e-waste globally...[and] simple costing."
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