Sustainable Business Covered podcast: A circular economy technology tour with HPE
For episode 73 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, edie reporter Sarah George takes a tour of Hewlett Packard Enterprises' (HPE) Technology Renewal Centre in Scotland - a facility helping to tackle e-waste by refurbishing and recycling retired business tech.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns and Sarah travels to Erskine, Scotland, for an exclusive tour of what is believed to be Europe’s largest technology renewal centres for hardware from businesses.
During her tour of the 100,000 sqm facility, the facility’s operations manager Jackie Rafferty and process and engineering manager David Connell provide listeners with a wealth of insight regarding how HPE’s processes enable it to refurbish 90% of the thousands of items it receives each week.
The tour comes at a time when experts are predicting that humanity will generate a record 50 million metric tonnes of e-waste by the end of 2019, up from 44 million metric tonnes in 2016. Each year, 70% of this waste or more won’t be accounted for – so the tour gives invaluable insight as to how this loop could, potentially, be closed. Those looking for more insight on this topic are invited to read our recent feature entitled: ‘Can businesses solve the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream?’
This episode also sees Sarah recap what has been a week jam-packed with green policy announcements and teas the return of edie’s Green Room -
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