When CircleIT transitioned from HiTech Assets, it committed itself to making every day Earth Day. As a B Corporation guided by the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals, CircleIT is transforming the traditional method of IT disposal, seeking solutions that put the environment before immediate profits. By focusing on repurposing devices for reuse over recycling, CircleIT reduces carbon emissions and natural resource consumption while embedding tenants of a circular economy throughout the Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD) process.
CircleIT’s Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) program and digital solution have made it easy for corporations, small and medium businesses (SMBs), and consumers to celebrate Earth Day every day as well. SMBs and consumers can prevent the buildup of electronics in storage closets or improper disposal by using CircleIT’s . Once a device(s) is registered, they can drop it off at the nearest FedEx, where it is shipped via carbon-neutral logistics to CircleIT processing centers for repurposing. Electronic waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in America and is responsible for 70 percent of hazardous waste in landfills. By repurposing devices with CircleIT instead of contributing to a growing environmental hazard, devices will be repurposed and put in the hands of someone new.
Corporations with growing remote workforces can also seize on CircleIT’s digital solution to embed environmental stewardship in the disposal of its slow, broken, and old electronic fleets. The digital solution allows remote workers to drop off their electronics at FedEx instead of being asked to ship them to corporate IT managers, who in turn repackage and reship the devices to their ITAD servicer. These extra steps add carbon emissions and put the device at risk. Through CircleIT, employees and their employers can rest assured that the device will be securely and sustainably repurposed. And every repurposed device that replaces a new electronic avoids the equivalent carbon emissions of 80 cars on the road.
But it is through CircleIT’s ESG program that corporations can celebrate their most significant environmental wins. The ESG program has opened an entirely new category of value for its customers in the ITAD industry. Corporations can convey the climate and environmental contributions from CircleIT’s operations in their external reporting. Now sustainability officers can incorporate the disposal of their devices (once an eco-hazard) into their climate change and sustainability goals.
CircleIT is revolutionizing ITAD by making it a part of the solution to our climate and environmental problems rather than a bystander or contributor. And by making our sustainable services accessible to consumers and corporations alike, everyone can celebrate Earth Day every day.