New Alliance Will Advance E-Waste Discussion and Help Organizations Across the World Identify Waste Streams and Understand Electronic Equipment Disposal at End of Life
PORTLAND, Ore. – May 29, 2013 –The Green Grid, the global authority on resource efficient information technology and data centers, today announced a new alliance with international think tank Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) that will advance the “e-waste” discussion and foster solutions that help organizations understand and responsibly dispose of electronic equipment at the end of its useful life. This focus on office equipment and recycling represents a new area for The Green Grid, which is best known for its industry-leading measurements, metrics and best practices that improve resource efficiency in information technology and data centers.
The Green Grid sees equipment disposal as a natural next step in meeting the needs of its members, and formed the alliance with StEP to offer expertise and new approaches to solving the global e-waste problem. Many members of The Green Grid have information technology (IT) managers actively seeking disposal solutions for a generation of electronic equipment – deployed in the digital boom of the 1990s – that is rapidly reaching the end of its natural life. By working with StEP, which is hosted by the United Nations University, The Green Grid aims to put organizations on track to better understand and manage its outdated equipment.
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