Improving Corporate Sustainability
Prioritize reuse before recycling in the circular economy
A changing landscape
With a breakdown in global recycling channels due to countries like China refusing recycled materials, organizations of all sizes in the public and private sectors are putting data sanitization and reusing data-bearing IT equipment first over device destruction and recycling.
NextUse has a well-established network that identifies markets for end-of-life (EOL) devices and finds their value in the global marketplace.
Before retired devices storing company or government data or PII can be resold into secondary markets, NextUse permanently sanitizes data stored on them using practices defined by the National Association for Information Destruction’s AAA certification for digital storage media like hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
Finally, acquired items are sold or donated through various legal channels in compliance with international laws and regulations such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Costs & benefits of reuse
The costs of reusing IT assets is comparable to going straight to recycling, but reuse provides an additional environmental benefit. Organizations keep costs consistent, operate in an eco-friendly manner, and can promote their corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices to a growing segment of socially and environmentally aware customers.
“Companies used to think that they had to physically destroy retired data-bearing devices or run multiple passes of data-wiping software on hard drives to limit their risk of a data breach. But with advances in hard drive technology and data wiping software, data becomes totally unrecoverable in one economical pass, and assets retain their value in secondary markets and have a productive second life with another organization.”
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