Companies around the world have been changing how they do business over the past years. Many of them have been adopting green practices, which simply means environmentally friendly practices to run their businesses. However converting to this new way of running your business can come with its own challenges. Like when you have to dispose of the old electronics that you no longer want to use.
Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when you are buying electronics for your office so that you can reduce your electronic waste.
Change the way you buy your electronics
Keep in mind the policies the manufacturer has on what to do with the electronics at the end of their lifecycle. Some manufactures have return programmes which enable you to return the electronics at the end of their life cycle so that they can dispose of them the correct way. Some companies even take back their old machines to harvest parts from them.
If its’s broken, fix it. If you don’t like it donate it.
As soon as you receive the new electronics you have just bought, think of what you are going to do with them when they break. One rule of thumb you should always keep to is making sure that you repair everything that can be repaired. This can save you time and money. Additionally you could look into donating the electronics that you no longer want to use instead of dumping them at the local rubbish dump.
Reducing global electronic waste starts with business owners being responsible for what they use, how they use it and how they could use it in a more environmentally friendly manner.