The concept of Silicon Alley
was born after reading an article in the Detroit News which
explained Southeast Michigan ALONE sends over 2 BILLION
POUNDS of Electronic Waste into our landfills, YEARLY!
In today's super fast and ever
growing daily business world, it's electronics that
leads the way in creating this exponential growth.
However, to remain competitive, the speed with which
organizations must continuously upgrade their
electronic equipment creates a new problem.
"What do we do with the old,
outdated (or defective) equipment?"
Most companies utilize far too
many resources in storage facility, time management
and executives stressing over this ongoing problem.
Worries regarding ever changing Federal and State
EPA regulations, adverse publicity to just "dumping"
the waste, not to mention the liability issue of
"sensitive data" remaining on hard drives, (and
more) tends to make organizations storage area(s) of
these products to keep growing larger and larger,
taking away space for productivity.
Furthermore, these products have very typically
already been fully depreciated, leaving little, if
any, redeemable financial value.
A Simple Answer