Circular Computing has deployed its latest Remanufacturing-as-a-Service (RaaS) to address the growing e-waste crisis.
Circular Computing will pick up enterprise laptops and send them through its own unique circular refurbishment process to give them a second life, which the company says is vastly improved over current refurbishment methods.
The new model as a service will help businesses in the UK and around the world tackle three of their most pressing crises in the current climate:
- Financially, the service offers companies the opportunity to reduce their IT procurement costs by up to 70%.
- Mitigation of supply chain issues as circular computing refurbishes existing products to be “equal or better than new” – so there is no need to procure new laptops
- Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as the use of remanufactured laptops reduces scope 3 emissions and protects valuable natural resources
At a fixed cost of £150 per laptop, remanufactured laptops are designed to serve another full lifecycle of use. Refurbished laptops are certified as equivalent or better than new by the world’s leading brand BSI Kitemark. Thanks to the unique circular remanufacturing process, laptops are refurbished, both aesthetically and performance-wise. This ensures that all laptop fleets are refurbished to BS 8887, saving businesses up to 70% compared to buying new laptops.
Rod Neale, Founder and CEO of Circular Computing says, “The founding principles of circular computing were to disrupt the technology industry, so that it protects the future of our environment, the planet and respective industries. The current industry model of take, make and replace is both unsustainable and outdated, making it ripe for disruption.
“We now have the technology and expertise to extend the lifecycle of existing technology to ensure valuable natural resources are protected and older hardware does not add to the worrying e-waste crisis.
“Our new RaaS offering is an industry-defining evolution that gives large enterprises the ability to reuse their hardware at scale, in a more sustainable and cost-effective way, with no loss in quality or performance.”
Steve Haskew, Head of Sustainability at Circular Computing, says, “Reliable, high-quality second-life hardware is the solution to the growing e-waste crisis facing our industry and the growing sustainability challenges facing organizations in the industry. all sectors face.
“The introduction of our new RaaS offering democratizes access to the innovative remanufacturing processes we have built over years of experience, which means companies can make substantial changes to their operations and achieve important goals. ESG without spending more money.”
Martin Townsend, Director of the British Standards Institution Center of Excellence for Sustainability, adds: “We have awarded the BSI Kitemark to Circular Computing for their groundbreaking process of supplying remanufactured laptops, which can clearly positively change the way the tech industry works. . We are therefore delighted to see the launch of this new offering, which we hope will encourage other companies to adopt sustainable technology habits through second-life hardware “equal to or better than new”.
Businesses across industries face similar pressures to achieve net zero and reduce costs while continuing to need the latest technology to serve their workforce. Reducing Scope 3 emissions is a key step towards a carbon neutral future and the launch of RaaS by Circular Computing is an innovative approach to help organizations focus more on ESG.
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