Sustainability matters, so let’s do the right thing.

All good things come to an end…

Even great tech, so when it’s time to say goodbye to your technology and deal with an accumulating pile of e-waste, it’s important to consider how we manage the end of device lifecycle if we are to maintain business productivity, achieve data security and environmental sustainability.

Read on to discover the advantages of a best practice approach to IT asset disposition and lifecycle management, partnering with Mac Centre every step of the way.

The best experiences are sustainable ones

Apple for business is all about improving our lives at work. Simple but attractive design, great UX, and the ability to connect, collaborate and manage our businesses in better, more streamlined ways. These are all features of the Apple experience for your workplace. Of course it doesn’t hurt that employees increasingly prefer Apple products, while the in-built security features and lower total cost of ownership are a big plus for IT managers and business owners.

But just as important today, is the challenge of end-of-life technology. Devices need to be disposed of responsibly to minimise e-waste, and Apple devices are no different.

The WEEE Forum estimates that in 2022, 5.3 billion mobile phones were thrown away, while the Global E-Waste Monitor predicts that global e-waste volumes will reach 74 million tonnes a year by 2030 (yikes!).

Locally, Clean Up Australia reports that 88% of the 4 million computers/laptops purchased in Australia every year will end up in landfill. And that fewer than 10% of our PC’s and laptops are recycled Australia wide, yet 98% of the components in our computers can be fully recycled!

We all have a responsibility to reverse this trend, do the right thing, and minimise environmental impacts at the end of the device lifecycle. And Mac Centre is here to help.

Start as you mean to finish

The key to business and environmental responsibility is in how we manage the entire lifecycle and dispose of devices with sustainability at top of mind.

We’re talking here about the end of device lifecycle, but sustainability actually starts at the beginning with our product choices. As Apple states, “Our commitment to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030 drives everything we do. Every Apple product will be made with clean energy, and even more recycled and renewable materials.”

For more on the importance of the beginning of the device lifecycle, including the employee onboarding experience, check out our recent blog post.

For now, let’s focus back on device disposition at the end of the lifecycle, and choosing the best approach that’s good for your business and good for the planet.

IT asset disposition – secure, responsible, sustainable

Sustainable asset disposition as part of your IT lifecycle management is the future – and it’s here right now.

With help from Mac Centre, your business can take an environmentally responsible approach, contribute to the circular economy, stay secure, and transform waste into useful resources.

Here’s how:
  • Asset recycling and charity donation: we offer our customers a range of e-waste recycling and charity donation options. We can safely dispose of any non-functioning or obsolete technology through our e-waste recycling partners; or donate any usable equipment to our partner charities, helping to bridge the digital divide for those in need.
  • Technology buy-back and refresh: we also offer competitive market value rates for buying back your used but still valuable Apple devices to give you an even better return on your investments.
  • Secure data erasure: however we help dispose or recycle your devices, we apply a best practice secure data wiping process to keep your vital information and intellectual property protected, mitigating your exposure and risk.

Mac Centre can see you through every stage of the disposition process and into a new refresh cycle. Simple, secure, sustainable – and very effective! We want all the above sustainability options to be effortless for you, thats why with Mac Centre managing the entire process, you can get back to focusing on what matters most in your day.

When you partner with Mac Centre, you’re part of the circular economy – which is all about reuse and regeneration. Our IT asset disposition services stop your equipment ending up in landfill and ensure your IT assets are repurposed or recycled in an eco-friendly way, minimising waste and reducing your business’s carbon footprint.

Want to discover more? Contact us today to learn more about our IT asset disposition services.

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