The path to greener e-waste disposal

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Achieving corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility in an information-heavy age with secure information IT asset and media disposal (ITAD).

8 października 202112 minut
The path to greener e-waste disposal

The EU alone produces more than 12 million tonnes of electronic waste every year, and a lot of it comes from the unsustainable disposal of retired IT assets. While it’s easy to think of the financial and environmental costs as uncontrollable and unavoidable, Iron Mountain is here to help organisations achieve greater corporate social responsibility and become a part of the solution, not the problem.

This paper explores how a sustainable secure IT asset disposition (ITAD) programme can:

  • Help sustain the environment
  • Protect sensitive information
  • Achieve greater compliance
  • Inspire greener technology
  • Gain competitive advantage


We’ve grown accustomed to living in a throwaway society where we’re replacing our devices every few years. Landfill sites are bursting at the seams, choked with broken, obsolete, and retired electronic equipment thrown out en masse by businesses and individuals alike. At the same time, it’s no secret that computing networks and data centres account for an increasingly high percentage of most companies’ energy consumption.

It’s easy to think of the financial and environmental costs associated with information systems as uncontrollable and unavoidable. Business leaders focussed on achieving greater corporate social responsibility (CSR) often ask themselves if there’s another way. How can they become a force for good in a time when the environment is increasingly on everyone’s minds? How do they move from being a part of the problem to becoming part of the solution?

As an information management partner committed to CSR and sustainability, Iron Mountain strives to deliver services in a way that is environmentally conscious and socially responsible.

This e-book will explain why we aspire to be better and how the right ITAD strategy can contribute to that.