Some examples of where we are:
According to GESP, only 17.4% of the e-waste produced in 2019 was officially handled. Up to 82.6% of e-waste was handled illegally – and a large part of it was thrown into low or middle-income countries.
According to the World Health Organization, proper disposal of 17.4% of e-waste avoided about 15 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions into the atmosphere
GreenDice has a vision of how companies’ sustainability strategy can solve the growing problem of electronic waste.
We have cloud-based software that displays device life cycles based on serial numbers until material recycling. If the life cycles are not traceable to the end, you cannot report the CO2 amount calculated based on the manufacturers’ LCA (life cycle analysis).
This is the same as reporting driving an electric car as zero-emission, but in fact, the electricity that moves the car is produced from oil shale.
Measurable and traceable extension of device life cycles provides an opportunity to share the CO2 footprint of device production among different users.
There are two common options on the market, renting and buying equipment.
The rental model is not green if it is not possible to control the further life of the equipment, it is nice that things are taken away from under your nose, but what happens to them next? Renting is a long-standing model in Europe, but it has not reduced the rise of electronic waste.
Buying out equipment is cheaper, but later donations, directing to employees, and selling are also activities that lose further tracking.
Neither solution is a sustainable solution to reduce electronic waste!
1. With the help of the community, Kalle changed his e-mail from @mail.ee to the more secure gmail.com.
2. He can use cloud attachments instead of attachments – less digital garbage.
3. Know how and where to dispose of your old electronics.
4. Knows basic computer logic and understands security risks.
GreenDice is trying in the future to guide our members based on this : DigComp
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Imagine that GreenDice offers IT world service in Georgia and locals know that they belong to the European Union’s green plan – wouldn’t it be nice if we saw how nature-saving deeds help us all!
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Omniva and the technology recycling company GreenDice have started a collaboration. As part of their first joint project, well-maintained IT devices from Omniva will be provided to […]