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Driving the
circular economy
for storage

The Circular Drive Initiative (CDI) is a partnership of global leaders in digital storage, data centers, sustainability, and blockchain collaborating to reduce e-waste by enabling, driving, and promoting the secure reuse of storage hardware.

Industry lead with the guidance of
Bill McDonough

CDI was convened under the leadership of William McDonough, Chief Executive of McDonough Innovation and the renowned architect of Cradle to Cradle design and The Circular Economy, which brings circular design principles and reporting to data storage in the ICT industry.

“I love the idea that these storage drives can be repurposed, with new data, wisdom, intelligence, and cleverness to better the human condition. These renewed drives will help us remember the future. Storage reuse effectively demonstrates the Cradle to Cradle Circular Technosphere concept and I believe it can be a leading example in the ICT industry.”

William McDonough, Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation

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CDI welcomes storage vendors, hyperscale data centers, original equipment manufacturers, IT asset disposition, and anyone who wants to help make an impact. Please reach out for more information.

Evolving Data Security: A Comparative Analysis of IEEE 2883-2022 and NIST SP 800-88r1 Standards

Author: Jonmichael Hands, Circular Drive Initiative In the dynamic world of data security, standards for media sanitization play a critical role in safeguarding sensitive information from unauthorized recovery. The recent [...]

By |November 24, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

OCP and CDI Whitepaper: Data Sanitization Enabling the Circular Economy

Summary Chia co-authored a new whitepaper on the impact of data sanitization on the circular economy, suggesting a practical solution to data security and storage reuse. Read the whitepaper here. Background [...]

By |December 28, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment
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