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Employees call for workplace tech recycling

1 min read Hardware
New research from circular IT provider Stone Group has found that 65 per cent of employees received new tech from their employer whilst old IT assets remain in the company.

In addition, 74 per cent of UK employees want to see their organisation do more to ensure unwanted kit is disposed of responsibly.

E-waste has become a massive issue globally. According to the latest E-waste Monitor data, global e-waste will reach 74 metric tonnes by 2030, almost a doubling of e-waste in just 16 years. 

Over half of UK employees believe it is businesses’ responsibility to do more. In addition, thirty per cent of survey respondents also want the government to do more to address the problem.

Tim Westbrook, chief sales and marketing officer at Stone Group, said, “With many companies now back in the office or operating with a hybrid working model, they should conduct a thorough audit of their IT estate and identify where they have unused IT and dispose of it responsibly through a zero waste to landfill IT asset recycling partner.

“As inflation soars, offering value and helping customers make their IT budgets go further is a key priority, but this should not come at the extent of sustainability. Our e-commerce site has been developed with the aim to make the IT buying cycle simultaneously beneficial to the customer and the environment.”