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Circular Economy

Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste

September 14, 2020

How can companies extend the useful life of IT assets and more effectively manage e-waste at the end of life?

The material value of the electronic waste discarded globally each year adds up to $62.5 billion — more than the GDP of most countries — according to the United Nations. With complex, incongruous regulations across the globe, managing the end of life for technologies such as PCs, tablets, smartphones, data center servers, storage and networking gear is a complex affair. This discussion explores how to embrace a more circular approach to IT hardware and e-waste management. Whether your company is decommissioning a data center, upgrading its PCs or managing other gadgets that have reached the end of their usable life, learn how to unlock value from those systems; navigate complex policies surrounding collection, data protection and intellectual property; and maximize asset life cycles through refurbishment, deployment and recycling of old gear.


  • Heather Clancy, Editorial Director, GreenBiz Group
  • Kabira Stokes, CEO, Retrievr
  • Jamesetta Strickland, Senior Vice President & Regional General Manager, Iron Mountain