Sims Lifecycle Services Participates in Circular Electronics Partnership

New alliance of International Organizations and their member companies partner to develop a roadmap for circular electronics.

June 16, 2020

Geneva – Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), a global leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) and electronics recycling, announces its participation in the Circular Electronics Partnership. This group, led by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD), brings together member organizations who represent the entire electronics supply chain.

Involvement from Sims Lifecycle Services includes pertinent contributions at meetings, creation and review of pathway reports, and collaboration with other pathway group members to discover benefits. These efforts all contribute to the development of a roadmap for circular electronics.

Jelle Slenters, head of business development, EMEA stated, “In order to achieve a circular economy for electronics we need to collaborate with manufacturers, retailers, academia, government organizations and representatives from the entire electronics ecosystem.”

Slenters continued, “ITAD providers like Sims Lifecycle Services have an important role in supporting the development of a new vision for electronics to facilitate eco-design, dematerialization, takeback programs and increased levels of reuse and closed-loop recycling”.

“Over the past few years we have seen exponential growth in the amount of electronic material entering the market,” said Sean Magann, global VP of sales and marketing for Sims Lifecycle Services. “Equipment types are changing and data centers are growing significantly. Collaborating to ensure environmentally responsible disposition of that material is crucial to our goal at Sims Lifecycle Services – To create a world without waste to preserve our planet.”

Each year approximately 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) are discarded and less than 20 percent is formally recycled. The Circular Electronics Partnership is committed to developing a shared vision, snapshot and roadmap for circular electronics.

Learn more about how SLS is committed to helping drive circular economy initiatives with clients.

About Sims Lifecycle Services

Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), rebranded from Sims Recycling Solutions, provides solutions to extend the life of IT and electronic devices, and the company recognizes the value in end-of-life electronic assets, components and materials. SLS supports Fortune 500 companies in navigating ongoing technology shifts by securely and responsibly managing the disposition of IT equipment and recycling of electronic products. SLS works with enterprises and major cloud providers to deliver decommissioning of corporate IT assets and data center equipment IT asset disposition (ITAD) and electronics recycling services offered at SLS support the evolution of the electronics industry movement toward circularity. SLS clients benefit from data security, maximum IT value recovery, global compliance and sustainable IT use. As a responsible corporate citizen, and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we continuously seek new ways to contribute to the circular economy. For more information, visit www.simslifecycle.com.