Why sustainable IT matters


Climate change. Scarce rare earth minerals. Increasing prices. An ever expanding stream of e-waste. Need we say more?

Sustainable IT, also known as 'Green IT' covers the manufacturing, use and disposal of information technology in a way that minimizes its impact on the environment.

Sustainable IT means different things to different people - manufacturer, buyers and users all have a role to play in reducing the impact of our use of technology on the planet.

At Circular Computing™, we believe that sustainability is about balancing People, Planet & Profits.

We understand the need for laptops and technology. We do not understand throwing away a perfectly functional laptop simply because it is a few years old and the warranty has run out.

A sustainable approach to IT has never been more important

190,000 litres of water is used to manufacture a new laptop

For every new laptop produced, 2.5 tonnes of earth and rock is mined and discarded

For every tonne of aluminium produced, 2 tonnes of waste is created. This is building at a rate of 120 million tonnes per year.

An average of 316kg of CO₂ equivalent is released during the manufacture of a laptop. That means for a classroom of 30 children, over 10 tonnes of CO₂ is released.

There is no Planet B

We need a new system that encouarages the a more sustainable approarch to IT:

  • Re-use
  • Recycle
  • Reduce 

At Circular Computing™, we are making this easier for individuals and companies.

We understand that you may not be happy with a scratched, second-hand laptop from an unknown seller on an online marketplace.

We understand that your business needs to be able to buy the same models in high volumes from a trusted supplier.

We understand that you want the peace of mind of a full warranty.

That is why we have become the world's first Secondary Equipment Manufacturer for laptops - we take ex-lease laptops, take them apart, remanufacture and refinish them to provide a real, sustainable alternative to new.


The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.

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