(r)E-duce, (r)E-use, (r)E-cycle
“Reduce, reuse, recycle”. This mantra has been repeated by many to remind us how we can reduce our carbon footprint. It is a very helpful and simple mantra we all can say to ourselves.
Technological companies have started to adopt the “Reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra. A recent post on the EcoLeader Blog, names 5 technological trends that will accelerate e-cycling.
First of all, leading technological companies such as Apple and Samsung have started to use more eco-friendly means to manufacture and distribute their products—reducing their carbon emission. This is called design for the environment where a company thinks of the environmental impact at the beginning of the products life instead of the end of its life.
Helping with the reuse part of the mantra is the numerous companies that offer trade-ins with old electronics for new ones have grown rapidly; this way, old products get reused.
As for the recycling side of things, there are many programs that are starting to charge a fee to the consumer when they purchase a product that will cover the cost of recycling that product once it has reached the end of its life. With these three key strategies in mind, more and more technological companies have started to show more of their corporate responsibility by following down the green path.