Wisetek has called on Irish businesses to minimise waste and preserve natural resources by embracing the circular economy. The IT asset disposal, re-use and manufacturing service provider have processed 100,00 tonnes of materials to date.
The Sustainable City, an eco-friendly housing development in Dubai, has installed a new electronic waste (e-waste) collection point in the community. The 24-hour e-waste drop-off station is built by Efate, an Emirati company involved in electronic and electrical waste management. Residents and the public can drop their used electronics at this station, where they will be collected and taken to a recycling facility and separated. Electronics in working condition will be donated to charity. Efate says it will also attempt to refurbish and repair items whenever possible and hand them out for free to those in need. After disassembly, useful components that contain vital raw materials are reused in manufacturing new products while unserviceable parts are crushed without causing any harmful emissions, it adds.
Sustainable Commerce Advancing a More Sustainable Future Sustainability is core to our purpose at eBay. Every day, we strive to integrate environmental best practices in our facilities’ operations and maintenance to further reduce our carbon footprint. We also continue to partner with key organizations and nonprofits to advocate for climate action. Giving Items Renewed Life and Value Circular commerce has been a part of our business since the beginning — the first sale made on eBay was a broken laser pointer.
Many industries, especially those that have operated for 100+ years, have to work to overcome legacy issues and negative consumer perceptions of the past and ensure they aren’t causing harm to the people, planet and communities they serve today. Brands must dissect their supply chain to make sure they are being purposeful and sustainable every step of the way. Look at the diamond industry for example.