Wisetek Celebrates Global Recycling Day 2021
To mark Global Recycling Day on Thursday, 18th March, Wisetek is calling on global companies to ethically manage the recycling of their waste, particularly e-waste, and ensure that they have sustainable practices in place.
Wisetek is proud of the sustainable practices in place in both its internal policies and the work it carries out on behalf of clients to recycle their IT assets ethically. Wisetek has a dedicated environmental committee in place, with the objective of continually improving the internal environmental policies and processes at its facilities across Ireland, the UK, the USA, the Middle East, and Thailand.
Global Recycling Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on March 18th to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This global awareness day was established in 2018 to recognise and celebrate the importance of recycling in conserving our precious natural resources and ensuring the planet’s long-term sustainability. It is a day for the entire world to unite and prioritise the planet.
Wisetek operates under the ethos of responsible, long-term data destruction on behalf of its customers. This is also reflected in the company’s locations across the globe.
Sean Sheehan, CEO of Wisetek, said: “Recycling is a key element of sustainability, and it is a core practice for Wisetek, both internally and in the work, we do for our customers. Wisetek has robust recycling systems in place at its facilities around the world, and also practices the recycling of e-waste materials every day in our work, which is one of the most rapidly growing waste categories.
The theme of Global Recycling Day 2021 is ‘Recycling Heroes’, and I know that there are numerous people across our company who deserve this moniker for their continued efforts in this area. I would like to encourage all of our employees and customers to continue to adhere to ethical and sustainable practices in this area.”
Wisetek’s Zero Landfill Policy has resulted in the processing of over 125,000 metric tonnes of electronic equipment and over 18 million parts to date. About 12 million disk drives have been erased and destroyed, and over 7,000 enterprise rack systems have been refurbished or newly manufactured.
Wisetek was also the second company in the world to join the prestigious e-Stewards committed program, an independent certification recognizing its worldwide sites for ethical e-waste recycling.