E Waste Management: Practicing Sustainable Device Disposal

Research shows that Asia is the leader in producing e waste, having accumulated 22.6 million tonnes of e waste as of 2022*. E waste management is also an issue in Malaysia, with the nation producing over 365,000 tonnes of e waste annually**.

With e waste is becoming a growing topic of interest alongside other sustainability efforts, it has also become the trend for businesses and organisations to practice more eco-conscious operations.

One way to reduce a company’s carbon footprint is to practice e waste management, such as disposing electronic devices sustainably.

In this article, we delve into the topic of e waste and its dangers, as well as solutions to reduce the waste produced.

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E Waste and Its Impact

Before we discuss the serious negative effects of e waste on the environment, we should first understand what e waste entails. E waste refers to all unwanted, non-functioning, or nearing end-of-life electronic products.

There is a steady accumulation of global e waste as our world goes through continuous technological reform. Individuals, businesses, and governments alike require key electronic devices to remain functional.

Without proper e waste management, however, these devices can quickly turn to waste once they no longer serve their intended purpose. This poses a concern due to the harmful impact e waste has.

Toxic to the Environment

Electronic devices contain toxic chemicals, and improper disposal may lead to those chemicals leaking into the earth.

Toxic to Human Life

The chemicals produced by e waste are detrimental to our health, and careless disposal could risk harmful exposure to those chemicals.


Unlike food items and compost, e waste is non-biodegradable, meaning it will accumulate on our Earth.

Ways to Reduce E Waste

Modern society inevitably consumes technology and its devices, and e waste is an unfortunate result of that.

With how damaging e waste can be to various aspects of our life, it is clear why e waste management has become a concern for businesses globally.

Many companies rely on IT devices and software to supplement their hybrid workforce and business operations. Fortunately, there are ways for companies to reduce the amount of e waste they produce.

Reduce Device Changes

A simple way of reducing e waste is by reducing overall device usage.

 Proper Device Care

In addition to reducing device changes, proper maintenance of devices means more value and less frequent electronic trades.

 Sustainable Business Ecosystem

Engaging with a service provider such as DaaS 360 can help businesses create a sustainable ecosystem through services like device sourcing and management.

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DaaS 360 Recovery Service

With the DaaS 360 Recovery Service, businesses are provided with a secure and sustainable way to dispose of or repurpose used devices, as well as professional data erasure. This allows companies to recover any residual value in their devices.

For more e waste management solutions, DaaS 360 also provides remote device monitoring, business analytics, and more. Transform your virtual business operations and empower your hybrid workforce today with DaaS 360.