Note: This text is a transcript of an oral interview with Ashwini Nautique, Customer Success Manager for Asia-Pacific region at a North American provider of circular device.
The appeal of technology lies in its immense potential to improve the lives of billions of people. The positive influence of technology has permeated almost every sphere of human activity, whether it is providing improved healthcare, facilitating knowledge acquisition, optimising business efficiency or providing leisure and entertainment.
However, we must also consider the potential environmental impact of technology. Statistics show that less than 20% of electronic products currently go through formal recycling processes.
It is predicted that by 2030, the global demand for recycled electronic products will increase by 22%.
In 2023 alone, it is expected that there will be over one million tonnes of electronics waiting to be recycled.
In the following discourse, I will outline the measures that can be taken to reduce e-waste and the positive impact that the reduction of e-waste will have on companies’ efforts to reduce costs and build an ecologically harmonious future.
We argue that the circular economy is a central locus of sustainable digital development. Within the realm of the circular economy, the lifecycle of a company’s production apparatus shifts from the former ‘acquire-manufacture-dispose’ paradigm to one characterised by perpetual ownership.
By mitigating waste and fostering innovation, the circular economy is poised to deliver a staggering $45 trillion in economic benefits to the world. For countless businesses, a prominent facet of the circular economy lies in the improved use of existing equipment.
FydeOS, an example of a cloud-first lightweight operating system, espouses the virtues of security, stability and speed. It supports the full range of preeminent computing platforms spanning x86 and ARM architectures, all within a cloud-first framework.
By extending the life of devices, FydeOS delivers real hardware savings of up to 96% in just one year.
In addition, FydeOS offers a comprehensive suite of cloud-based office solutions that businesses need, including private clouds and online document editing, to name a few.
By implementing these features, companies are able to seamlessly undergo a digital metamorphosis, while increasing production efficiency and employee effectiveness.
Another source of personal pride is our team’s own all-in-one kiosk units made from recyclable components.
In an alliance with FydeOS, we deploy these units on obsolete hardware and devices made from reclaimed materials, thereby reducing the demand for virgin hardware.
This collaborative effort complements our customers’ efforts towards sustainable development.
By embracing the circular economy and adopting sustainable products such as FydeOS, organisations can significantly reduce their IT management costs while providing employees with devices that function like new goods, all while making a commendable contribution to the global ecosystem.
E-waste is a pervasive problem facing the planet.
The adoption of cloud-first operating systems like FydeOS is an intuitive and effective start.
This transition will enable organisations to achieve sustainable change without disrupting existing operating paradigms and structures.
Let us pledge to make conscious choices and prioritise sustainability as we collectively strive to realise a cleaner, healthier future.
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