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5 ways to minimize e-waste

January 10, 2020 by Janine Young

 

3Maybe your IT equipment isn’t spanking new, but it’s still got a lot to give. Here are five ways to make the most of your electronic devices.

  1. Pay more - use longer
    Go for the higher-end, more expensive solution. That way, you can keep the equipment longer.
  2. Re-define “defunct”
    Try to control the impulse to throw away and buy new. Instead, try to fix what’s broken. Many times, it’s worth it.
  3. Delay the inevitable
    After the magic three years - how about keeping the equipment for another year or so? Count on it! You’ll see it’ll save you quite a bit of money.
  4. Donate your device
    Even if the equipment is too slow and old for your needs, it might be good enough for someone else, maybe with a smaller budget and simpler needs. This will keep your retired electronics out of the e-waste stream for another few more years.

We all need to give a hand