We know procuring new business equipment is important, and doing that efficiently is key to operational success. Yes the new kit is exciting – it brings technological upgrades and boosts productivity - but what about the outgoing equipment, what happens to it?
Shockingly, our new research reveals 1 in 5 UK businesses still send working equipment to scrap or landfill, and of those organisations, nearly half (48%) do so because it’s a low effort option. It’s perhaps no surprise then that, according to Edie, businesses are responsible for dumping 20% of what ends up in landfill.
Change is needed.
That’s why we’re calling on UK businesses to step up and take responsibility for the equipment they no longer need. We want all businesses to value the outgoing assets just as much as the new incoming kit.