Besides the shift towards circular thinking, buying secondhand items has more advantages. When comparing buying secondhand and recycling produces, we see that the ecological footprint of recycling is bigger than that of buying secondhand items. This is because of the fact that reuse avoids the processing costs that come with recycling.
When looking at which products have the biggest ecological footprint, ICT material is among them, together with textile. Did you know that
Prolonged use of a laptop for 4 years results in a CO² emission reduction of 109kg (compared to the commissioning of a completely new laptop).
Recycling a laptop provides approximately 19kg of CO² ‘profit’.
That’s why we at CTG Circular aim to refurbish as many ICT equipment as possible!