Seagate Circularity Program
We build our hard drives to last. Give yours a second life.
We're writing our next chapter in sustainability. And we want you in our story.
In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, we address today's data challenges and how innovative strategies, such as storage-as-a-service, help predict and reduce escalating storage costs. Join us for valuable insights into elevating data management and Seagate's commitment to a circular economy through refurbishing and reusing storage devices.
Today’s linear "take-make-waste" consumption model is unsustainable. In FY2022, we returned over one million hard drives and solid-state drives (SSD) back to service through repair, refurbishment, component extraction, and material recovery, helping to:
To meet skyrocketing demand, industry players must rethink their data management infrastructure and take responsible measures that support a sustainable data economy.
That's why we're scaling the Seagate Circularity Program to a global level. By engaging our entire ecosystem of technology stakeholders, we can elevate the industry’s overall sustainability commitment.
(Source: IDC, Worldwide Global DataSphere Forecast, 2023-2027: It's a Distributed, Diverse, and Dynamic (3D) DataSphere. IDC #US50554523. April 2023.)
We firmly believe in the positive impacts of a circular economy. By minimizing e-waste through our drive circularity program, we enable companies doing good in the world to do even better.
In FY2022, Seagate helped found the Circular Drive Initiative (CDI)—a collaboration with global leaders in digital storage, sustainability, and blockchain which focuses on reducing e-waste by promoting and enabling the secure reuse of storage hardware.
Stop hard drive shredding. Shift to a mindset of sustainability. Despite modern state-of-the-art sanitization techniques, data security remains the biggest concern in adopting drive circularity. This leads to widespread hard drive shredding, with over 200 million devices disposed yearly. We're enabling the circular economy by providing a trusted and certified level of erasure.
Seagate makes significant investments in R&D of breakthrough technologies that extend our product's life cycles, provide better data durability and security, and help customers get the most value from their data.