Global data centre developer and operator, CyrusOne, has announced a partnership with AIT Electronic Recycling Solutions which will administer comprehensive electronic recycling and data destruction at all US facilities.
The electronic recycling services will be implemented by installing collection bins in all CyrusOne data centres to properly recycle end-of-life electronic equipment on a continual basis.
The new electronic waste recycling program is available as part of CyrusOne’s ongoing sustainability mission. The partnership will officially launch as a no-cost service to all CyrusOne customers with clean-up initiatives encouraging users to begin properly recycling unusable electronics at their facilities.
“Our new program with AIT Electronic Recycling Solutions is a great next step in CyrusOne’s ongoing commitments to the environment and the community,’ said Dan Moore, Operations Business Director at CyrusOne. ‘Electronic recycling is incredibly beneficial to both data centre facilities and the environment by reusing valuable materials and keeping toxins out of the environment. Environmental, social and corporate responsibility are embedded in our business practice, and at CyrusOne we do everything we can to protect our planet.”
“We are honoured to be the trusted partner of CyrusOne providing our Electronic Recycling and Data Destruction solutions nationwide,” said Ian D. Witt, President at AIT. “With the implementation of this program and our combined commitment to sustainability, we make it easy for participants to properly dispose of e-waste in an environmentally conscious way. We look forward to making programs like this an industry standard.”
According to globalewaste.org, e-waste refers to all items of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and its parts that have been discarded by their owner as waste without the intent of re-use. It is one of the fastest-growing and most complex waste streams in the world, affecting both human health and the environment, and proliferating a loss of valuab
The most recent ‘Global E-Waste Monitor’ reported that a record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in five years. It also predicted that global e-waste will reach 74 Mt by 2030, almost double the 2014 figure, fuelled by higher EEE consumption rates, shorter lifecycles, and limited repair options.