In 2019, 53.6 million tons of e-waste were generated worldwide – an increase of 21% in five years. The volume of e-waste is expected to grow to 74 million tons by 2030.⁽¹⁾


89% of organizations recycle less than 10% of their IT hardware.


Auto switch off hardware in the office is the most carbon-efficient use case with a 14% operational cost savings.⁽²⁾

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. E-waste has a huge negative impact on our global environment and it’s getting worse every year. Companies face increasing demands for innovative products and solutions even as resources are becoming scarcer—and more expensive. E-waste makes up 70% of our overall toxic waste.⁽³⁾

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. A circular economy simply leverages existing resources and puts them back into the supply chain instead of using them once and throwing them away. Only 20% of e-waste is formally recycled.⁽⁴⁾


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’s Sustainable Providers


Microsoft is planning to become carbon negative by 2030 and has announced plans to switch to 100% renewable energy to run its data centres by 2025.


For the first time in 2020, the Lenovo was listed on CDP Climate A-List, which reflects its performance toward environmental stewardship through climate change mitigation practices in its operations and supply chain. From using bio-based packaging materials and designing lighter pallets to reducing the use of packaging tape, Lenovo is resolute in its aim to reduce the environmental impacts of its packaging.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has now invested in 6.5 GW of wind and solar projects – to power their AWS data centers and fulfilment centers.  Amazon is committed to be carbon neutral by 2040.


Trees For Life

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.


Carbon Neutral Adelaide

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


Biodiversity McLaren Vale

Biodiversity McLaren Vale is a joint initiative of local community, industry and government. With an aim to enhance indigenous biodiversity within the McLaren Vale region to foster a regenerative rural economy, farms and community.

⁽¹⁾ United Nations institute for Training and Research, “GLOBAL E-WASTE SURGING: UP 21 PER CENT IN 5 YEARS,” July 2, 2020


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