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E-waste levels surge 20 percent in 5 years


The third edition of The Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 launched the 3rd of July by the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), states that a record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug such as computers and mobile phones – is reported generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in five years. The new report also predicts global e-waste will reach 74 Mt by 2030, almost double the 2014 figure, fuelled by higher electric and electronic (EEE) consumption rates, shorter lifecycles and limited repair options. According to the report, Asia generated the greatest volume of e-waste in 2019 (24.9 Mt), followed by the Americas (13.1 Mt) and Europe (12 Mt), while Africa and Oceania generated 2.9 Mt and 0.7 Mt respectively.

In 2019, only 17.4 per cent of e-waste was officially documented as formally collected and recycled. This means that iron, copper, gold and other high-value, recoverable materials conservatively valued at US $57 billion — a sum greater than the gross domestic product of most countries – were mostly dumped or burned rather than being collected for treatment and reuse in 2019. If valuable materials within e-waste are reused and recycled, this can promote a circular economy through secondary material use.

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Industry standard for measuring the environmental benefits of reusing IT


Inrego presents a new industry standard for measuring the environmental benefits of reusing IT 

Inrego and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute have published a new database model to measure the environmental savings of reusing IT. The model is open and free to use for the entire IT reuse industry and anyone who is interested in measuring the environmental savings of reusing IT. The goal is to create a standard for the entire industry and to help companies and organisations to purchase and dispose of used IT equipment. The new database is independent and was developed by scientists to calculate environmental savings for IT equipment down to component level. The model contains information on many different categories of IT products such as laptops, monitors, smartphones, tablets, printers as well as accessories such as adapters, keyboards, and RAM memory.  

Christoffer Sandell, CEO Inrego Global:

"I hope that this report will help companies working with Reusing IT by offering a clear and unequivocal tool to show their clients the actual CO2 benefits. And by doing this, to increase the awareness around the positive impact the ITAD-industry has. We have been working with CO2 reporting since 2010, and this has helped us grow. Now we want to use the years of accumulated data the report is founded on, to help the whole industry grow and increase their participation in reducing CO2 emission."

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Online event Impacts and Insights: Circular IT Management in Practice


Inrego invites you to join the online event on Circular IT Management on 22 of September hosted by TCO Certified – the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products. Inrego participates with Sebastian Holmström, Circular Strategy Lead at Inrego. 

The 9th of June TCO launched their annual Impacts and Insights report, and on 22nd of September they have invited some of the experts to talk to you about; What does the circular economy actually mean for IT products — and how can it be implemented on the ground, when you procure and use IT products? What stands in the way for circularity and how can these obstacles be removed? Some of the experts from the report will be there to answer your questions. Together, we’ll walk you through some of the 33 hand-on tips for circular management and procurement of IT products.

Impacts and Insights: Circular IT Management in Practice
September 22, 15-16.30 CET, 09-10.30 US Eastern, 06-07.30 US Pacific, 21-22.30 CST

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