WEEE Ireland, Wisetek spread the word on IT asset disposal
23 November 2017 | 0
WEEE Ireland has announced a new partnership with Wisetek that is set to improve the nationwide collection of waste and retired IT equipment.
The collaboration is the latest in a line of partnership arrangements that enable WEEE Ireland to help consumers and businesses fulfil their obligations under the WEEE directive.
Earlier this year, Wisetek secured WEEELABEX certification for its recycling practices.
WEEE Ireland environmental compliance officer Elizabeth O’Reilly said: “In light of the upcoming GDPR framework coming into force, it has never been more important that there are services in place to manage the recycling and repurposing of waste and retired IT equipment in a secure manner.
“We’re delighted to partner with Wisetek as the newest WEEELABEX certified facility in Ireland to bring additional capabilities to our recycling offering, ensuring that Irish consumers and businesses keep their old technology out of landfill and their data out of the wrong hands.”
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which comes into effect on 25 May 2018 – organisations whose core business involves processing data, from SMEs to financial services to hospitals, will be affected by the legislation, and must ensure that any waste electronic equipment is recycled in a manner compliant with the regulation.