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Circular Computing launches Remanufacturing-as-a-Service (RaaS) to help businesses re-use their tech

  • Sustainability focused tech disruptor launches ‘as-a-service’ model to tackle e-waste crisis head on
  • Offering will make its revolutionary remanufacturing process more accessible to businesses nationwide and worldwide to help them bridge the sustainability gap

Circular Computing, the world’s first carbon neutral certified remanufacturer of laptops, is announcing the roll-out of an industry-first offering, Remanufacturing-as-a-Service (RaaS), to larger businesses across the UK and other geographies.

Circular Computing’s development is crucially timed to tackle the growing e-waste crisis – with electrical equipment discarded in 2021 weighing more than 57 million tonnes, heavier the planet’s heaviest artificial object, the Great Wall of China.

The launch of Remanufacturing-as-a-Service (RaaS) will see Circular Computing take in current or incumbent laptop estates from companies and send them through its own unique Circular Remanufacturing Process to give laptops a second life – far superior to that of current methods of refurbishment.

The 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’ – so there’s no need to source new laptops
  • Meeting sustainability targets, as using remanufactured laptops lowers Scope 3 emissions and protects precious natural resources

The service is designed to aide large end customers with a large instal base, leasing companies with their own owned products, system integrators and resellers, as well as OEMs themselves as they look to become more sustainable.

At a fixed cost of £150 per laptop, the remanufactured laptops are built to serve another full lifecycle of use. Remanufacturing is rooted in the circular economy and helps to prevent overconsumption of additional resources, avoids e-waste from the disposal of old hardware and reduces the pressure of supply issues on an already strained tech industry.

The remanufactured laptops are certified as equal to, or better than new, by the world first BSI Kitemark. Through the unique Circular Remanufacturing Process, laptops are made brand new both cosmetically and in performance. This ensures that all fleets of laptops are remanufactured to BS standard 8887 saving businesses up to 70% when compared to buying brand-new laptops.

Rod Neale, Founder and CEO, Circular Computing says: “The founding principles of Circular Computing were to disrupt the tech industry, so that it protects the future of our environment, planet, and respective industries. The industry’s current model of take, make and replace is both unsustainable and outdated making it ripe for disruption.

“We now have the technology and expertise to be able to prolong the lifecycle of existing technology to ensure precious natural resources are protected and old hardware does not add to the concerning e-waste crisis.

“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.”

Steve Haskew, Head of Sustainability at Circular Computing says: “High-quality, reliable second-life hardware is the solution to the growing e-waste crisis our industry faces and the mounting sustainability challenges that organisations in every industry are dealing with.

“The introduction of our new RaaS offering democratises access to the innovative remanufacturing processes we have built over years of experience, meaning businesses can make substantial changes to their operations and meet important ESG targets without spending more money.”

Martin Townsend, Director for British Standards Institution Centre of Excellence for Sustainability, adds:“We awarded the BSI Kitemark to Circular Computing for its revolutionary process of delivering remanufactured laptops, which can clearly positively change how the tech industry operates. We’re therefore excited to see the launch of this new offering which we hope will encourage further businesses to adopt sustainable technology habits through ‘equal to or better than new’ second-life hardware.”

Companies from all industries are facing similar pressures, to go net-zero and cut costs while continuing the need for the latest technology to serve their workforce. Reducing Scope 3 emissions is a key step towards a carbon neutral future and the launch of RaaS by Circular Computing is an innovative approach to help organisations further their ESG focus.

About Circular Computing™

Circular Computing™ is the global leader in the remanufacturing of laptops, on a mission to create a more ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible way to buy enterprise grade IT.

Operating from its state-of-the-art remanufacturing facility, Circular Computing has the world’s first and only BSI Kitemark™ for remanufactured laptops, certifying that it produces products ‘equal to or better than new’ as required by the BS standard 8887. Through its 360-point stage Circular Remanufacturing Process, Circular Computing delivers HP, Dell and Lenovo laptops that look and perform like new, all whilst ensuring carbon-neutral processes and end-product.

Circular Computing’s remanufacturing process delivers the innovative alternative to ‘new’, going above and beyond a cosmetically improved finish to ensure an intense focus on performance and reliability. Through its support of worldwide sustainability projects, every Circular Computing laptop is also a certified carbon neutral product.

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