Air Canada is recycling used iPads with help of electronics recycler Greentec
Greentec, a certified electronics recycling company based in Cambridge, Ontario, has been chosen by Air Canada to securely recycle and dispose of 500 flight crew iPads no longer used by the carrier.
"In working with Air Canada, Greentec supported one of the largest airlines in the world to securely dispose of essential data and maintain pilot data security," said Tony Perrotta, Greentec CEO and President. "Our goal is to assist all organizations in secure data destruction, as well as effectively reduce their electronic waste and contribute to the development of new devices with recycled parts. Together, we can all help advance the circular economy."
Flight crew iPads are regularly updated and refreshed to keep up with technological requirements for flights. Ensuring all devices were sustainably sourced for recycled materials and sensitive data was securely destroyed, Greentec, which has NAID AAA Certification© for security, was able to provide vital data security and environmentally compliant services at scale.
Along with the metals used to construct each iPad, each rechargeable iPad contains lithium-ion batteries, which can be harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Greentec's Responsible Recycling© (R2) Certification ensured all materials were extracted from each iPad, to be disposed of properly or recycled to be utilized in the construction of new devices, furthering the circular economy.
"iPads contain hazardous, lithium-ion batteries, as well as precious metals, glass and plastics. Completely breaking down these devices allows us to recover the materials that would have otherwise gone to the landfill and use them in the production of new devices," shared Tony. "Through this process, our environment and all of society benefits."
By aligning IT asset management and recycling with a certified electronic recycler, such as Greentec, major organizations around the world have the capability to maintain their environmental commitments without compromising on data security.