Technology company and recycling firm have worked together for eight years.
Fujitsu America Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., a leading ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 provider of business, information technology and communications solutions, in partnership with AnythingIT, an e-Stewards-certified electronics recycling company headquartered in Fair Lawn, N.J., have announced that they have recycled more than 150,000 pounds of e-scrap during their eight-year partnership. Fujitsu and AnythingIT have successfully removed end-of-life electronics, such as laptops, desktops, printers and servers, from companies in the health care, education, retail, government and public sector.
“Enterprise technology is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today, as computers, tablets and laptops have become a necessity for maximizing productivity,” says Kevin Wrenn, senior vice president, PC business, Fujitsu America Inc. “As our customers’ rapidly increase adoption of our first-rate technology offerings, we also need to be cognizant of our responsibilities to properly dispose of out-of-date devices. From supporting new clients with our technology to helping upgrade current ones, we are dedicated to supporting the entire life cycle of electronics and are extremely happy to be working with AnythingIT to ensure that all of the demanufactured materials are recycled in the most eco-friendly, responsible way.”
Fujitsu says that in addition to providing technology, offers clients system management and integration opportunities to create a seamless transition to their upgraded hardware. Outdated technology, regardless of manufacturer, is then given to AnythingIT for proper disposal.
AnythingIT says it employs experts in the areas of technology, asset management and logistic support. Through a comprehensive suite of management services, AnythingIT says it can meet the needs of medium and large companies and provide strategic consulting and hands-on implementation throughout every phase of a project lifecycle.
AnythingIT also provides services for nationwide removal of IT assets, inventory services/data collection, real-time market valuation and data destruction.
“It is estimated that corporations retire more than 11 million computers each year, not counting other devices. At this rate, it is important to address the effects of this waste on the environment if not properly recycled,” says David Bernstein, president and CEO of AnythingIT.
“We are honored to partner with Fujitsu and applaud their dedication to responsibly retiring their equipment through our certified recycling process,” he adds. “We look forward to continuing our relationship and anticipate reaching many more milestones in the future.”