e-waste

Sustainability software enable efficient compliance processes in Europe

Posted in e-waste, region-europe, sap, software on September 26th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Panasonic implements SAP recycling module to increase efficiency in the management of recycling electronic waste in Europe.  …

…   “With SAP Recycling Administration, we could improve the recycling data management process significantly – representing a 50 percent time savings across 18 countries and 50 different compliance schemes, said Thomas Knopp, environmental project manager, Panasonic Europe.

The application also allows us to generate more accurate calculations of product net weight, the basis for recycling charges per the WEEE directive, and consequently has reduced recycling costs by 15 percent, which adds up to millions of dollars every year.”   …

Via  SAP: Panasonic Module Implementation.

SAP Recycling Module (PDF).

Navigate the e-waste recycling landscape

Posted in e-waste, recycle on October 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

There’s more work to be done to streamline the process for recycling electronic waste.  Regulations are in the pipeline.  Manufacturers are embracing sustainability through the product life-cycle, but barriers still exist to making the recycling process easy, so that it becomes the path most traveled.  …

…   “systems for e-waste recycling vary greatly from place to place. Rules also vary depending on the kind of gadget involved. “   …

Via New York Times: Recycling Electronics.

Business driver for electronic waste

Posted in e-waste, green-it-strategy, lifecycle on May 27th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Electronic waste, or e-waste, should be addressed in the IT strategy since the information technology organization owns the full life-cycle of the equipment it specifies and deploys.  …

…   “The hazardous materials in the equipment not only are a blight on the environment, but also can be a public relations nightmare when pictures hit the news of toxic waste heaps being picked over by children in Third World countries.”   …

Via Search CIO: Green IT Strategy (Link).

UK green IT strategy debate

Posted in country-uk, e-waste, green-it-strategy, incentives, sustainable-computing on March 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green IT strategies need better alignment from government incentives to drive adoption. …

… “we are calling on the Government to take action and recognise that sustainable IT involves using products for as long as possible – not needlessly turfing out equipment to add to an ever-growing mountain of e-waste … ” …

Via CRN: IT repairs

Green IT Strategy Gaining Priority

Posted in carbon-footprint, comptia, e-waste, energy-consumption, green-behaviors, green-it-strategy, information-technology, power-management, strategies, survey on October 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CompTIA takes pulse of the information technology organization to understand the priority of green IT strategies and sees rising momentum for sustainability in IT. …

… “According to the study, 60 percent of organizations have in place either a partial or comprehensive green IT strategy covering issues such as energy consumption, equipment usage, recycling, carbon footprint and green behaviors. Three in four organizations conduct ad hoc or annual audits to ensure proper e-waste recycling and disposal practices, and nearly as many (72%) conduct audits to assess their energy consumption/power management. Seventy-seven percent of organizations expect to have a comprehensive green IT strategy within the next five years, the study found. ” …

Via CompTIA: Survey Shows Green IT Commitment

Dell e-Waste Commitment

Posted in basel-convention, dell, devices, e-waste, electronic-waste, lifecycle, recycle on May 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell commits to improvements in its electronic waste supply chain and bans for movement of e-waste to emerging countries. …

… “By expanding its definition of electronic waste to include all non-working parts or devices, irrespective of material composition, Dell aims to help prevent the unauthorized dumping of electronic waste in developing countries by requiring that equipment be tested and certified as working prior to export. ” …

Via Dell: e-Waste Policy Improvement

eWaste

Posted in e-waste, power-supply, recycle on March 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

See Where e-Waste Goes

Posted in country-china, e-waste, laptop, pc, recycle, video on November 10th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off