Circular Computing sets new standard for remanufactured laptops
UK based IT provider Circular Computing has become the first ever company to achieve BSI Kitemark™ status for its remanufactured laptops. The certification is a positive step for the technology industry as it looks for ways to reduce its impact on the environment and develop circular models to reduce the growing levels of e-waste which are anticipated to double by 2050.
While the consumer refurbished market is growing in popularity, with platforms such as BackMarket and Swappie getting some huge investment in the last few months, the B2B sector is harder to convince with concerns over quality and risk amongst the main objections. To meet this challenge, Circular Computing has developed a 5 hour process that every HP, Dell or Lenovo laptop must pass before it’s deemed ‘almost as good as new’ and ready for resale.
The kitemark status has been awarded by national standards body BSI. Martin Townsend, Global Head of Sustainability and Circular Economy, BSI commented,“Circular Computing is the first organisation to receive the Kitemark for remanufacturing laptops. The products that come from the process are equal or better than new, which is a great moment for the industry and great leadership from Circular Computing to demonstrate what can be done.”
For corporates and SMEs looking to save money and save the planet on their next laptop purchase, the kitemark certification is a win-win. Circular Computing is currently selling its remanufactured laptops to customers in the UK but plans are underway to develop its business in Europe and the US later this year.
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(e-waste anticipated to double by 2050 https://unu.edu/news/news/with-e-waste-predicted-to-double-by-2050-business-as-usual-is-not-an-option.html )