Our planet's resources are dwindling at an alarming rate. We can no longer afford to waste them.
Producing a new laptop computer requires the use of vast natural resources, including water, energy and rare earth elements. This process is also responsible for high levels of carbon emissions.
We should all follow the principles of the Circular Economy - focusing on reusing IT devices instead of producing more.
In 2019, 54 million tonnes of e-waste were produced worldwide. Almost exactly the same as the weight of all commercial passenger aircraft ever built.
The Global E-Waste Monitor 2020
Circular Economy is a concept of actions aimed at reducing climate change, which is occurring on our planet at an express pace.
Its assumptions are very simple. Used equipment is not recycled, but repaired and put back into circulation. Thanks to this, it is used by successive consumers. This reduces the unnecessary production of new goods and thus saves natural resources.