The production of a new computer requires non-renewable resources and releases a lot of CO2.
Our refurbishment process emits approx. 95 % less CO2, and we keep materials to a minimum. Rather than replacing parts, such as screens, we adjust the product to a lower grade. Furthermore, all devices are supplied with pre-owned power supplies and batteries.
When lowering CO2 emission, we preserve the poles and current water levels which are fundamental components of our planet's ecology. By protecting these regions, we can maintain a thriving environment, safeguard our own health while also preventing the extinction of countless animal species.
Buying refurbished computers, you help reduce the total amount of e-waste which positively affects public health by reducing the number of toxic substances entering the nearby ecosystems. E-waste contains hazardous chemicals like lead, mercury, arsenic which contaminates the soil and groundwater, causing severe health issues, like cancer, if consumed or used to grow crops.
By buying refurbished you ensure that future generations will have the same standards of living as today. Producing new computers requires a lot of resources including non-renewable ones like lead, copper, and gold. WWF warns that standards of living will begin to decline by 2030, if we don’t act now, because of depletion of the planet’s resources.