2. Circular IT over Refurbished
We have to make “refurbished” fashionable by showing that a reconditioned laptop is a more logical and conscious choice. In fashion, it’s called vintage, and in the car industry, it’s “pre-owned”. So why not upgrade the whole concept of second-life digital equipment and use “circular IT” for this purpose?
Why buy a new laptop every three years? Around 1,200 kilos of mined metal-containing earth and almost 200,000 litres of water are needed to produce one new one. That doesn’t add up because the real lifespan is at least six years. There will be a mix: software teams will have newer laptops than the HR team, and some employees will even request a circular device. Let’s Gucci-up the digital workplace an let’s make circular IT hardware popular.
Hopefully, the CEO will show off with a circular slick laptop.