The Circular Economy is a shift from the traditional linear economy into a model that’s regenerative in nature. At HPE, one of the most exciting aspects of their environmental program is the HPE Technology Renewal Centres. The centres in Andover, Massachusetts and Erskine, Scotland help extend the life of technology whenever possible, and securely and responsibly recycle materials where appropriate.
Of the products that comes in the door, more than 89 percent is refurbished and sold to new customers. The remaining portion is sent to be recycled in a responsible way to have impact at scale.
HPE Technology Renewal Centre
Data centre products that come into the Technology Renewal Centres are separated into their component products, tested for functionality and evaluated for authenticity to ensure no counterfeit or sub-standard parts have been added to the system.
Drives are wiped to ensure any existing customer data is securely removed and that the drives are fully functional.
Systems can be custom configured to customer specifications, including the addition of memory, processors and software/ firmware.
The technology undergoes final configuration and testing.
Products are reassembled and packaged for shipment to customer sites.
HPE Technology Renewal Centres also process laptops, desktops, workstations and even mobile products from multiple manufacturers.
What are you doing to to help create a circular economy? To find out more visit https://www.mfe.govt.nz/waste/circular-economy