Sustainability focused tech disruptor Circular Computing, has launched its industry first remanufacturing-as-a-service (RaaS) offering to help businesses re-use their tech. The development is crucially timed to tackle the growing e-waste crisis – with electrical equipment discarded in 2021 weighing more than 57 million tonnes.
The launch of RaaS will see Circular Computing take in current or incumbent laptop estates from companies and send them through its own remanufacturing process. At a fixed cost of £150 per laptop, the remanufactured laptops are built to serve another full lifecycle of use.
The company says that its new as-a-service model will help businesses in the UK and across the world tackle three of their most pressing crises in the current climate: financially, the service offers companies an opportunity to lower their IT procurement costs, by up to 70%; mitigating supply chain issues, as Circular Computing remanufactures existing products to ‘equal or better than new’ – there’s no need to source new laptops; and meeting sustainability targets, using remanufactured laptops lowers Scope 3 emissions and protects precious natural resources.
Rod Neale, Founder and CEO said: “Our new RaaS offering is an industry defining move, which offers larger companies the opportunity to reuse their hardware at scale, more sustainability and cost effectively, without a loss in quality or performance.”