This week Computer Aid launched its first piece of research into IT disposal practises in the UK's largest companies. The research found that on average UK firms dispose of 542 computers each year, with one third replacing their old desktop PCs every three years and monitors every five years. Moreover, 1 in 5 senior IT staff were unsure if their companies redundant PCs were ending up in landfill, and only 65% of firms could be confident that old IT equipment was not being disposed of unethically.
See below for some of the highlights from the coverage we received:
19/09/2011 Business Green - Businesses unsure over legal e-waste disposal
20/09/2011 Civil Society - More awareness needed of IT recycling schemes
20/09/2011 CIO Connect - Data protection worry slows corporate donation of IT to charities
21/09/2011 Waste Mangement World - IT Reuse Under Utilised By UK Companies Who Favour Recycling
21/09/2011 InfoSucurity - Computer Aid Research highlights bad practice on computer disposal
Computer Aid launches first piece of research into IT disposal practices