According to a poll conducted in September of 2020 by Coleman Parkes Research, nearly half of major businesses have developed roles to manage trash electronics generated during the epidemic.
Blancco Technology Group, a data sanitization product firm, polled 600 government and company executives in five nations about their reactions to the pandemic in terms of electronics purchase and e-scrap management. The results of the study were published in November as part of a paper titled “The Rising Tide of E-Waste: How Environmental Concerns and Shifting Work Patterns are Shaping Device Management Practices.”
According to the research, the majority of businesses purchased new equipment.
- 97 percent of questioned businesses said they purchased laptops as a result of the epidemic.
- Three-quarters of those polled purchased new gadgets.
- The remaining 25% opting for the secondary market or repurposing equipment previously held by the company.
When asked what they’ll do with their laptops once they’re no longer needed, respondents said:
- 28% said their data would be erased and the devices resold once their laptops are no longer needed
- 27% said their data would be erased and the devices reused internally when their laptops were no longer needed
- 16% said they’d be stockpiled in the office for future use
- 12% said their data would be erased and the devices recycled
- 9% said they’d be recycled
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