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BT, Cisco launch gear recycling scheme

ByEditorialTeam

Oct 5, 2022

BT Group teamed with Cisco to launch an electronics recycling programme for enterprise prospects’ community gear, as a part of a dedication by the operator to realize a round financial system.

The programme encourages prospects to return used gear to Cisco in a bid to chop the quantity of digital waste disposed of in landfills.

BT said as much as 99.9 per cent of kit could possibly be reused or recycled.

Hriday Ravindranath, chief product and digital officer at BT World, acknowledged digital waste as “a rising concern” and said stopping “gear going to landfill is significant” to a extra sustainable world.

BT defined the Cisco deal provides to its present recycling and refurbishing strikes, together with a programme overlaying smartphones.

The gear programme is at present obtainable within the UK, US, Italy, Republic of Eire, Switzerland and Singapore, with extra set to be added by the year-end.

BT cited World Financial Discussion board (WEF) figures displaying 57.4 million tonnes of digital waste was produced in 2021, of which 20 per cent was recycled.

“If left unchecked, this might rise to 120 million tonnes every year”, the operator said.

In 2021, the operator set itself the aim of shifting to round merchandise for its networks and operations by 2030, earlier than pushing the method throughout its broader provide chain by 2040.

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