IT Pro claims the industry is making great strides.

With increasing pollution, particularly in the last few years, it’s become clear that waste, gases and harmful materials are severely damaging the planet.

So, we’re pleased to hear that the IT industry is on a mission to become more environmentally friendly.

Pure Earth stated that toxic pollution is a huge global threat. It’s estimated that 7 million people die every year from exposure to pollution.

But…things are starting to change.

Taking the lead

Google is one of the tech giants making significant modifications to its policies in a bid to become greener.

At the end of 2016, it released the news that its offices and data centres will be powered by renewable energy in the coming year. In 2017, Google achieved this.

Apple has also jumped on board – opening solar facilities and encouraging partners to use renewable power sources available to them.

Time for a fresh start

The process of manufacturing electricals is highly destructive to the environment for a number of reasons. With tech changing every day, it means that the lifespan of products continues to shorten which ultimately leads to more and more products being sent to landfill.

It’s no wonder that there is increasing pressure on companies to up their game in the go green department.

The tech industry is only growing in size, so it’s the responsibility of all businesses – large and small – to help tackle the negative impact and make it more sustainable.

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