Unused Technology Sitting in Empty Office Buildings
Updated: Sep 18, 2022
Our platform solves the problem of cleaning out a closet full of electronics that has been abandoned primarily due to the surge of employer's going remote. Unused technology is piling up in vacant office buildings around the world. This technology includes everything from old computers to outdated phone systems. The cost of this unused technology is estimated to be in the billions of dollars. While some companies are simply throwing away old gear, our platform has been designed to facilitate the disposal of unwanted technologies. Giving electronics a second life!
Why We Started
Covid-19 has changed everyone's life in the world, but one thing most don't think about is all the unused technology that is piling up. With so many people working from home, there is no need for extra devices in the office. And with schools moving to online learning, there are now even more tablets and laptops sitting unused. We knew we could make a difference by giving the electronics a second life.
Why It Matters
As the world becomes more and more digitized, the amount of electronic waste (e-waste) produced each year is increasing at an alarming rate. According to a report from the United Nations University, global e-waste volumes are expected to reach 52.2 million metric tons in 2021, up from 49.3 million metric tons in 2020.
From old cell phones to laptops, TV’s and beyond, this waste takes up space in landfills and can be incredibly harmful to the environment.
So why does recycling e-waste matter? For one, e-waste contains a variety of harmful toxins that can leach into the soil and water if not disposed of properly. These toxins include lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic – all of which can cause serious health problems in humans.
Another reason why recycling e-waste is so important is that many of the materials used in electronic devices can be reused or recycled to create new products.
When we recycle e-waste properly, it helps to conserve resources, save energy, reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. It also creates jobs in the recycling and reuse industry. Not to mention, recycling electronic waste helps to reduce environmental pollution and protect human health.