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How CIOs can help curb e-waste

Candace Labelle | Oct. 25, 2011
Many have seen it: that picture of a small child playing in a heap of discarded metal scraps and wires in a Third World country. Images such as these have raised awareness about a fact of life in the computer era that's tainting corporate brands and creating a huge environmental problem: electronic waste.

Employees can play a big role by thinking about ways to reduce e-waste at all stages of the asset life cycle, including initial requests for equipment and all phases of use and maintenance.

By stepping out front, CIOs can minimize future headaches as well as potential fines and bruises to the company's reputation, all while helping to clean up the planet and potentially make a contribution to the bottom line.


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