We’re On a Mission!
As organisations around the world look to balance their growth objectives with the need to build sustainable businesses, it is important to ensure that balance extends to the use of technology as well.
Technology leaves an indelible mark on the environment, especially given the digital acceleration triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To achieve sustainable IT, organisations need an informed strategy, engaged employees and leadership.
This will not only leave a greener footprint, it will also unleash the potential of smart technologies to drive environmental innovations and improvements in sustainability performance.
What is E-Waste?
E-waste is any electrical or electronic item that needs a plug or a battery to work it. With constant changes in technology, businesses can now have numerous electronic gadgets, many of which will only last a few years.
How can we help?
All e-waste has been banned from landfill since 2013 so it cannot be put in your waste bin at the office or home. By being more mindful about where your e-waste ends up, you can limit how much you produce and the impact it has on the environment.
The easiest way to solve the e-waste crisis is to produce less e-waste. At Orbitel we take care of your electronics and only supply quality hardware that will last. When you don’t have to replace hardware as often, you end up saving money.
Instead of tossing out that old computer or laptop, we look at selling or donating it. Many schools or community projects need old equipment for training. It may not be efficient enough for business use, but maybe a family member checking emails once a week would benefit.
People often throw out and replace broken electronics instead of getting them repaired. Our partnerships with hardware providers offering extensive warranty allows us to repair in the first instance.
As a last resort, you can always recycle your e-waste—Orbitel will follow our E-waste service to ensure safe and sustainable disposal.
Orbitel proudly partners with Trees for Life SA to recreate biodiverse habitat for native wildlife. We offset hardware sales by planting trees and for each new client we provide a gift for the future by planting local indigenous seedlings at a specific habitat that they can monitor and become involved in if they wish.
Commitment from critical stakeholders – including top leadership – is essential to drive and embed sustainable IT approaches in the organisation, particularly given the low level of overall awareness that exists in many. This will also help all stakeholders understand the need for sustainable IT and ensure the process is transparent and reliable. Carbon Neutral Adelaide is a community shared ambition to achieve and maintain a city that is green, liveable, smart and creative
*United Nations institute for Training and Research, “GLOBAL E-WASTE SURGING: UP 21 PER CENT IN 5 YEARS,” July 2, 2020