19 Sep '11, 12am

And further evidence companies just don't know where their old IT kit goes:

One in five senior IT managers are unsure whether some of their company's PCs end up in landfill after they dispose of them, according to a survey by charity Computer Aid . The 100 respondents to the poll disposed of an average 542 computers per year, but only 65 were 'confident' or 'very confident' that all their unwanted IT avoided being sent to landfill. Moreover, 13 were wholly unaware of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, which outlaws dumping e-waste. FURTHER READING EU intensifies crackdown on hazardous electronics WEEE Systems promises to tackle blue chips' e-waste woes "It is extremely worrying that many of the UK's largest companies are not able to guarantee that their equipment is not illegally dumped in landfill," said Anja ffrench, director of communications at Computer Aid, in a statement. "Companies must use disposal providers th...

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