Why do we need an initiative like this?
E-waste is a growing problem, and far too much used IT ends up in drawers or disappears with an unknown fate. By increasing the reuse and recycling of used IT, both products and materials’ life cycles can be prolonged. It is also a way for organizations to reduce their climate footprint. Not to be forgotten, the value goes to waste when unused products remain in the organization instead of finding new users.
Also, a 100 percent reuse and recycling may sound easy, but we found several organizational challenges that need to be encountered to boost return rates. Unclear responsibilities, lack of awareness, lack of policies, and policy enforcement are just some examples. The 100 % club helps organizations get started and take concrete steps towards the goal.