Flux IT is dedicated to sustainability. We recognize its significance for our business and the planet's well-being. Our commitment drives us to operate in an environmentally conscious manner, ensuring a sustainable future for all.Contact Us
Flux IT is committed to operating in a sustainable manner. We believe that sustainability is essential for the long-term health of our business and the planet. In 2022, the global generation of e-waste was estimated to be 59.6 million metric tons. This is an increase of 2.5% from 2021. The majority of e-waste is generated in developed countries, with the top five producers being the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and India. Although the UK is not far behind these countries.
E-waste is a major environmental problem. It contains hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which can pollute the environment if they are not
disposed of properly. E-waste can also be a source of greenhouse gasses, which contribute to climate change.
Several things can be done to reduce the amount of e-waste. One is to extend the lifespan of electronic products by repairing them when they break down. Another is to recycle e-waste properly. There are many e-waste recycling programs available, the UK is a signatory to the WEEE Directive, which requires all member states to collect and recycle at least 45% of their e-waste by weight.
Here are some additional facts about e-waste:
- E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in the world.
- Only about 12.5% of e-waste is recycled globally.
- The remaining 87.5% of e-waste is either landfilled or incinerated, which releases harmful pollutants into the environment.
- E-waste contains a variety of hazardous materials, including lead, mercury, and cadmium, which can pollute the environment and harm human health.
- Recycling e-waste helps to reduce pollution and conserve natural resources.
- If you have any old or redundant IT equipment we can recycle it properly. Often we can offer a cost-neutral collection so there is no charge, and we’ll provide you with all the documents to confirm the ethical disposal.
- This policy outlines our commitment to sustainability and sets out the actions we will take to reduce our environmental impact.
Our goals are to:
- Reduce our environmental impact by minimizing our use of resources and waste.
- Increase our use of sustainable materials and practices.
- Support the development of sustainable technologies.
- Reuse and recycle as much equipment as possible
We will achieve our goals by taking the following actions:
- We will source our used IT hardware from responsible suppliers.
- We will refurbish our used IT hardware to the highest standards.
- We will recycle all of our waste, including e-waste.
- We will use sustainable materials in our packaging and operations.
- We will support the development of sustainable technologies.
We will communicate our sustainability goals and actions to our employees, customers, and suppliers. We welcome feedback on our products and services, please feel free to reach out to us.
We will review our sustainability policy on an annual basis to ensure that it is still relevant and effective.
We are committed to operating in a sustainable manner. We believe that sustainability is essential for the long-term health of our business and the planet.
We are confident that by taking the actions outlined in this policy, we can make a positive contribution to the environment.
To read more about our efforts around the circular economy and social responsibility policy: