Epoka reduces the need to manufacture new IT hardware by promoting the sale of end-of-life and refurbished products. These products are fully functional and with plenty of life left in them.
One of the significant benefits of refurbishment you may not be aware of is that it is much more eco-friendly than you think. See how green, refurbished technology reduces your carbon footprint and protects the environment below.
Core minerals are needed to construct a machine's parts so new hardware can be made. Minerals such as cobalt, which is used in lithium batteries, are already in short supply and is estimated to only last 40 years or so from now.
Refurbished hardware, on the other hand, does not require making new parts since refurbishment reuse existing components. Therefore, no new core materials are required. Consequently, the supply pressure is reduced, and the components that have already been constructed will have a longer lifespan.
After 3-4 years, users typically upgrade to the latest models, with tech having a 3-4 year lifespan. In this way, perfectly functional and working hardware gets discarded in landfills, endangering the environment in the process.
When hardware is made of toxic components, it can pollute soil and water when it's thrown out. By refurbishing, the amount of waste is reduced.
Did you know that you can save up to 840 kilograms of CO2 per server when you buy Epoka refurbished servers? Carbon dioxide equivalent to this amount could charge 97,314 smartphones or secure the growth of 13.2 tree seedlings for ten years.
New computers and technology are often not environmentally friendly since mining the core minerals themselves uses energy.
Manufacturers all over the world produce parts for new computers. In other words, the parts must be transported from factory to factory around the world before they are assembled. Several toxic gases and substances are released into the atmosphere and seas by the shipping and aviation industries.
Hence, the environmental impact of shipping for such a large amount of parts is enormous. By using refurbished IT, on the other hand, you are reducing your carbon footprint and being incredibly green.
There are many by-products in IT-hardware manufacturing that pollute the atmosphere and water. With the increasing demand for new tech, there is a continuous manufacturing process that causes environmental damage.
Refurbished hardware does not go through any manufacturing process; it is assembled by hand from recycled components. This means the process is as green and carbon-efficient as possible.
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