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The Pulse of ITAD: New Data Center Report Finds Significant Room for Improvement in Adopting Green Initiatives

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The Pulse of ITAD: New Data Center Report Finds Significant Room for Improvement in Adopting Green Initiatives

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Despite the advances heralded by the likes of Google and Microsoft, there remains significant progress to be made in the enterprise when it comes to recycling data center hardware and embracing other green IT initiatives.

Despite the advances heralded by the likes of Google and Microsoft, there remains significant progress to be made in the enterprise when it comes to recycling data center hardware and embracing other green IT initiatives.  According to a new survey of 5.000 IT professionals by Super Micro Computer, Inc., 86% of businesses don’t view the environmental impact of their data centers as important. A drop in the proportion of companies recycling decommissioned hardware between the 2018 survey and its 2019 counterpart was cited by the report's authors as evidence of this attitude.  The report goes on to state, “With e-waste already contributing to 2% of trash and 70% of overall toxic waste in the U.S., a decrease in proper recycling for such large amounts of hardware indicates a concerning impact on the environment.”

You can read more about this report here:

https://www.supermicro.com/en/pressreleases/supermicro-second-annual-green-data-center-report-finds-opportunity-saving-millions

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