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One in five IT Managers "not confident" their IT doesn't go to landfill.
20th September 2011


UK companies are being warned they must improve their IT disposal and reuse practices after latest research has revealed that one in five IT Managers in the UK are "not confident" that none of their firm's unwanted IT goes to landfill.
A report by Vanson Bourne and a UK environmental charity showed that only 14 per cent of businesses follow best practice IT disposal and send their working IT for reuse. Additionally, only 83 per cent of those questioned said they believe their organisation complies with the WEEE directive, which is designed to promote the reuse, recycling and recovery of working equipment.
Dylan Thomas, Director of Sustenta, a West Midlands based IT disposal company, stated "UK IT disposal companies have a responsibility to ensure full compliance of the WEEE directive - There is no excuse why any reputable disposal company should not guarantee Zero IT to landfill ".
He also said, "IT Managers should insist their IT diposal company provide a complete audit trail to show exactly how the collected waste IT has been processed, and that confirm it has not ended in landfill."