25 May '11, 12pm

E-Waste Remains the Biggest Risk to Green IT Efforts | Computing | GreenBiz.com

E-Waste Remains the Biggest Risk to Green IT Efforts | Computing | GreenBiz.com

Thanks for getting the word out, Matt, and helping net out some of the limitations we see in corporate sustainability strategies. Within the industry we serve, telecom, there’s little doubt that environmental stewardship is climbing the ladder of corporate priorities. There’s much conversation taking place around reducing the energy consumption of network devices, driven largely by the Green Touch consortium. But it's just one half of a really good idea. For no matter how energy efficient a piece of telecom/network equipment is when it’s manufactured, at some point in time it will be decommissioned and a lack of visibility will make it susceptible to a reverse logistics process that could have it abandoned in a warehouse consuming energy, carted from one location to another without a plan, or worse – sent to a landfill. As we continue to explore new ways to make the Teleco...

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