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Why Circular IT?

The way we use IT today is no longer sustainable. By making IT circular, we keep equipment in use for as long as possible. And at the end of its lifecycle, the raw materials used in its production are recovered and reused.

Reduce resources, CO₂ and e-waste

Business laptops are usually replaced every three to four years. But did you know it takes around 1,200 kg of metal-rich earths and almost 200,000 litres of water to make a single laptop? So let’s change the way we treat laptops and other IT equipment to make for a better environment.

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resources and e-waste

Extend the life of IT equipment

The productive life of well-designed modern devices is six years, but many companies replace them after only three years. 80% of the carbon footprint of a laptop is related to production.  Each year thereafter is practically carbon-neutral. So, extending the lifecycle of IT equipment to more than three or four years is a no-brainer. Prolonging it up to six years is a score for people and planet alike.

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Comply with EU and national legislation

Sustainability and waste management regulations are getting tighter, especially in the European Union. By making your IT circular, you not only stay compliant with the latest legislation, but you’re also ready for any future changes to the law.  No need to worry about potential fines, legal fees and reputational damage. It also makes you more attractive to customers and employees who are committed to sustainability.

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Save costs

Circular IT is not only good for the planet. It’s good for your IT budget too. Extending your hardware’s life or reusing components means you get the maximum out of your initial investment. Circular IT is a win-win: reduce your environmental footprint and your operational costs at the same time.

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How we help you reduce your footprint

CO₂ emissions

Circular IT helps reduce CO₂ emissions. IT equipment production is responsible for a significant amount of CO₂ emissions.
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Fewer raw materials

Circular IT reduces the demand for new raw materials, such as metals, plastics and rare earths.
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Keeping IT equipment up and running for longer can help you save big on your IT costs.
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Improve compliance

Our solution allows you to accurately calculate and reduce your footprint. This means you stay compliant with all future regulations.
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How can we make IT circular together?

Together, we can make IT hardware circular. The next steps in the 10Rs model for circularity by the Utrecht Sustainability Institute all play a part in this.

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How can we make IT circular together?

Relevant articles

blog Reduce Reuse

The Cradle-to-Grave KPI for End-User Computing

The cradle-to-grave KPI for end-user computing measures the environmental impact of digital devices throughout their life cycle, from manufacturing to disposal. By extending the lifespan of devices and choosing devices with a lower carbon footprint, organizations can reduce their environmental impact.

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Why do we exist? Be a Climate Impact Officer

In 2025, most larger companies will have to apply the new rules for corporate sustainability in their reporting for fiscal 2024. Chief Information Officers play a critical role in making ESG (enterprise, social, governance) tangible. CIOs must act as Climate Impact Officers.

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Circular IT versus Refurbished

What IT can learn from fashion in circularity. Fashion marketplaces for pre-owned designer brands and vintage clothes like Vinted are booming. The burning platform is that we have enough clothes on this planet to dress six generations of the human race.

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Wieger Deknatel

Wieger Deknatel

ESG Manager

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