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World Environment Day: June 5th

Slash your e-waste and make a positive contribution to the world

In the digital age, technology has become an integral part of our lives. As we upgrade our smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices to keep up with the latest advances, a pressing issue emerges: electronic waste, or e-waste. As the world’s dependence on technology continues to grow, so does the amount of e-waste we generate. Around 50 million tonnes of e-waste is generated every year, a figure expected to reach 75 million tonnes by 2030,

Reusing IT equipment can play a vital role in combating e-waste. Instead of disposing of old devices, they can be refurbished and repurposed for extended use. Reuse not only reduces the amount of e-waste generated but also minimizes the energy and resources required to manufacture new devices. By extending the lifespan of IT equipment, we can significantly reduce the environmental impact associated with the production and disposal of electronic devices.

Camara is committed to reducing e-waste and supporting the circular economy by reusing and recycling electronic devices. Prolonging the life of computer equipment through refurbishment and reuse is a major step towards sustainability and protecting the environment; reducing emissions and keeping e-waste out of landfill.

As much as 70% of the energy needed to make and operate a typical laptop throughout its lifespan is used in the manufacturing process. So if we can extend the life of existing equipment we can slash e-waste and reduce carbon emissions in the process. The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Reusing IT equipment plays a vital role: instead of disposing of old devices, they can be refurbished and repurposed for extended use.

By donating your end-of-life or surplus computer equipment to Camara, you not only help reduce pollution, emissions and the use of landfill, but you also contribute to our efforts to bridge the digital divide. We install refurbished computers in eLearning centres in schools in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, providing students who may never have used a computer before with the opportunity to enter the digital world. This opens up a whole world of employment and life opportunities. Without the gear, they can’t achieve that.

Bear in mind that it’s crucial to ensure proper data sanitization when reusing IT equipment. Our specialist processing partners meet the highest security and environmental standards, so your IT assets and data are safe with us.

In conclusion, e-waste poses a significant environmental challenge, but reusing IT equipment presents at least a hint of a solution. By embracing reuse, we can reduce e-waste, conserve resources, and create a more sustainable future. It’s time to recognize the value of our old devices and give them a second life, benefiting both the environment and those in need. Let’s make a conscious effort to promote the reuse of IT equipment and take a step towards a greener tomorrow.

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