Global reseller Procurri Europe is partnering with sustainable IT supplier Circular Computing, which markets a range of carbonneutral, enterprise-grade laptops remanufactured at a purpose-built facility in Portsmouth.
Circular Computing CEO Rod Neale said: “We are delighted to announce Procurri Europe as our latest partner in the UK. This will allow us to further respond to growing customer demand for sustainable IT as increasing numbers of UK businesses adopt an environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach to IT procurement.”
He added: “Organisations realise that remanufactured IT saves them millions of pounds without compromising on performance. At the same time, they are helping reduce carbon emissions, preserve critical natural resources and eliminate the e-waste mountain.”
Set up in 2017 by ‘second use’ IT specialist A2C, Circular Computing takes thousands of ex-lease computers from large corporations every month and puts them through a 5-hour remanufacturing process when they are dismantled, cleaned, repaired, upgraded and refinished.
Unlike computers that are simply refurbished, Circular Computing’s laptops are completely re-built to look and perform like new, meeting or even improving on original factory performance.
They cost around 40% less than a new laptop and after three years are re-purchased by Circular Computing for re-manufacturing and re-deployment in areas where they remain fit for purpose. In total, a single machine can go through three re-loop cycles, giving an extra nine years of useful life.
Circular Computing offsets both embedded and remanufacturingrelated carbon emissions by planting five trees for every laptop sold and by investing in clean energy and social initiatives designed to mitigate the effects of climate change, create jobs and empower local communities to become more sustainable.
Circular Computing claims that 70% of the 160,000 laptops thrown away every day in the EU could be re-used.