Seven things you need to know about hardware disposal

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From the first day that you plug in a new piece of IT hardware, the clock starts ticking toward the day when it will be pulled out of service.

When that day comes, responsible IT execs ensure that the now-surplus component is either repurposed, resold or recycled with none of its toxic components ending up in an unregulated Third World dump.

Fortunately, it is possible for proactive-minded IT departments to prevent this from happening, thus protecting the environment, people, and the valuable public image (and stock price) of the company.

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