Circular economy pushes carbon-neutral laptops across Europe

Circular economy pushes carbon-neutral laptops across Europe

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By eeNews Europe

Over 160 million new laptops are made every year and 160,000 disposed of daily in the EU alone. This results in tons of e-waste, the largest growing waste stream, and contributes significantly to carbon emissions and climate change. A circular economy approach directly addresses this issue – over 70% of discarded laptops could be reused.

This is what Circular Computing does, taking thousands of ex-lease computers from large corporations every month. These go through a rigorous 5-hour re-manufacturing process during which they are dismantled, cleaned, repaired, upgraded and refinished in a state of the art, purpose-built re-manufacturing facility. The company has invested over €5 million in a purpose-built computer re-manufacturing facility, which it expects can extend the life of laptops by another 3 to 4 years.

The latest addition to its expanding network of partners across Europe, Denmark’s leading IT business Elitecom ApS will bring Circular Computing’s range of carbon neutral enterprise-grade laptops to the Danish market. Elitecom has now taken it’s first shipment of these laptops and is in the process of building a dealer network of dedicated Circular Computing partners.

For the first time, IT procurement professionals, business managers and schools in Denmark will get great value for money enterprise-grade laptops, knowing that they are also the world’s most sustainable, ethically produced and eco-friendly computers currently available.

Jan Roedahl (CEO – Elitecom) taking delivery of
the first Circular Computing laptops

“We were thrilled to announce this collaboration to the world recently. And now we’ve taken our first delivery we are proud to say sustainable, affordable and environmentally-friendly laptops are available to buy in Denmark. We share Circular Computing’s vision; this is a world first and we’re delighted to be involved”, said Jan Roedahl, CEO of Elitecom.

Organizations across the world which opt for these to replace their existing laptops have already saved millions of dollars, helping to reduce carbon emissions, preserve the earth’s dwindling resources and prevent a mountain of e-waste. Circular Computing invests a percentage of its profits into high impact, clean-energy environmental and social initiatives in India and Africa. Working together with WeForest, a Belgian NGO, and One Tree Planted, Circular Computing plants five trees for every laptop sold.

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