Sustainable IT outfit, Greenbox, has revealed a free self-assessment tool for businesses that aims to help them rate their ICT recycling programs.
Managing director, Shane Mulholland, said the tool helped people know if they are disposing of their IT equipment in an environmentally sound manner, while assuring data security is protected. Organisations can also track the progress of their assets through the disposal process and see costs and financial returns.
“It’s a way of helping clients with the problems of IT disposal,” he said. “It also provides some recommendations and how they can develop policy and improve their practices in the management of their electronic waste.”
The assessment is completed through an online survey and asks questions around disposal strategies, compliance with laws and standards, and internal accountability.
“Resellers can differentiate themselves from their competitors,” he said. “The channel can work with Greenbox to provide that last piece of the puzzle in asset lifecycle management.”
Mulholland said some of Greenbox's partners include resellers and OEMs; one of it’s biggest partners is Data#3.
Since the Greenbox operation began in 2000, Mulholland said the company has managed to dispose of 3.6 million kilograms of electronic waste. Greenbox has operations in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
“We actively work with a number of channel partners and quite a lot with OEMs to provide services like asset disposal and e-waste management services,” he said.
There is no cost associated with completing the self-assessment tool and it can be completed via an online survey available on www.greenbox.com.au.