Thursday, 18 July 2019
'Carbon-neutral' laptops for Denmark
UK-based computer remanufacturer Circular Computing has linked up with IT business Elitecom in Denmark to distribute remanufactured laptops. Jan Roedahl, CEO of Elitecom, says "the collaboration will bring “sustainable, affordable and environmentally-friendly laptops to the Danish market.” In a statement, the firms say: “For the first time, IT procurement professionals, business managers and school headteachers in Denmark can now get great value for money enterprise-grade laptops, knowing that they are also the world’s most sustainable, ethically produced and eco-friendly computers available.” The move is part of Circular Computing’s plan to recruit a network of partners across Europe. The company says that 160 million new laptops are made every year, while 160,000 are disposed of every day in the European Union alone, “resulting in million tonnes of e-waste.” It claims that over 70% of discarded laptops could be reused.
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