Disposal of electronic information


Disposing of e-waste safely and securely

Effective solutions for e-waste in your practice
Disposing of e-waste safely and securely is important for general practices, as it is for individuals and business.

Many of the materials that make up electronic technology can be recycled for other uses.

E-waste is the term given to discarded electrical and electronic technologies; it includes, but is not limited to computers, laptops and tablets. Such equipment may or may not be in working order.

With technology constantly being upgraded, disposal of outdated electronic equipment is occurring frequently.

E-waste has accumulated at such a rapid rate that it has become the fastest growing form of waste in Australia. 

Effective solutions for e-waste in your practice includes methods of recycling and disposing of various e-waste, including the safe removal of patient data.

 

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