UK companies failing to recycle computer equipment
"Around 95% of computers owned by UK business end up in landfill, according to a survey.
Recycling company Business Waste said nearly all firms still send electronic waste to landfill rather than make arrangements for it to be collected, reused or recycled.
The firm surveyed 500 customers and prospects, and only 5% said they had plans in place to responsibly dispose of electronic waste.
It said many businesses are unaware of UK and Europe-wide regulations regarding the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment.
‘We’re seeing more and more electronic waste being inappropriately discarded,’ said Mark Hall, commerical director of Business Waste. ‘In fact, e-waste is currently the fastest growing type of waste that companies like ours handle.’
One of the major reasons companies are reluctant to recycle their old computer equipment is because of concerns over data security, he added.”
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