As organisations, we are familiar with the increased attention to e-waste and the pressure to reduce this. Whilst there are many ways to do this, it is key that it is done effectively and we understand why we need to work on this reduction. At TMTI, we understand the importance of reducing e-waste and our contribution to landfill. So let’s take a look at the key reasons to consider making this change.
E-waste’s Contribution to landfill: Think about the environment
A significant reason of e-waste reduction is the understanding that this waste contributes to landfill. This is, and always has been, a growing problem. Appliances such as televisions, large white goods appliances, and even furniture can make their way to landfill sites.
Making a conscious effort to reduce e-waste means considering if something really needs to go to landfill. This means assessing if there is an actual fault with the product before throwing it away. By preventing items from going to landfill, you can be sure that you’re making a positive change to the environment.
Saving costs: Prevent unnecessary returns by offering customer solutions
Following this, e-waste can be costly to organisations. If products are sent to a landfill, this becomes an extra expense as items need transporting to be disposed of. Sometimes, customers may think an item is broken, when it can actually be solved with some simple support. Such as guiding a customer through fixing it themselves or requesting an engineer to visit.
There may be times when there’s nothing wrong with the product at all. We simply need to take time to explain the characteristics and behaviour of the item. If deemed unrepairable, rather than send the whole item to a landfill, why not look at stripping the item for spare parts to use to fix other products?
E-waste Conservation: Protecting resources for future generations
The conservation of resources is another significant factor in reducing e-waste. This is due to the amount of non-renewable resources that are found in common product processes such as metals. To combat this, we need to prevent items from going to landfill and also reduce the need to extract and use such a large quantity of materials.
By thinking consciously and providing support options, such as repairs, organisations can extend the lifespan of their electronic devices which in turn helps to conserve resources.
Brand image: Enhance your reputation as a sustainable company
It is also a significant factor when it comes to reputation. In today’s world, we want to be seen as sustainable companies. Reducing e-waste is an easy way to achieve this, highlighting that you can recognise your impact on the planet and show that you are taking a step forward to improve this.
At TMTI, we can offer a variety of customer solutions and services to prevent items from being unnecessarily returned to help you to reduce your e-waste.
For more about who we are and how we can provide tech support to reduce your product returns, click here.