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Responsible IT asset disposal drives sustainability & business value


By Melissa Gray, Sr. Director Supply Chain ESG & Corporate Services, Equinix

Today is Earth Day, with this year’s theme being “Planet vs. Plastics.” This is an opportunity to pause and reflect on how we can make smarter decisions about the materials we use—whether that means plastics, metals or others—to reduce our impact on planetary health. In the IT industry, responsible asset disposal will be an important part of this equation.

To keep up with the rapid pace of innovation and new customer demands, today’s businesses are transitioning to higher-density solutions, leaving standard IT equipment on a path to the recyclers. While the components industry still has a lot of work to do to improve end-of-life (EOL) plans for IT assets, Equinix is working with the factors under our control to divert IT assets into a more circular and beneficial path.

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