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The smartest and most sustainable way to deal with IT equipment is to maximize its useful life

Anyone who uses a notebook or a PC needs electricity and when buying new devices, it makes sense to use energy-saving devices, not only for sustainability reasons, due to the increased energy costs. This keeps the personal CO2 balance low.

Nevertheless, it does not always make sense to replace an old notebook or PC with a new, more energy-efficient device. Because a notebook or a PC consume many more resources than just electricity during operation.

How much CO² do IT devices consume?

When a newly purchased IT device is on the desk, it has come a long way: The extracted raw materials were transported to the production facilities, where the individual components of the device (microchips, cables, circuit boards, etc.) were manufactured. Then it went on to the final assembly, i.e. the assembly of the individual parts to form the finished device. It was then transported to the wholesaler and from there to the distributor before it was purchased from the retailer.

On behalf of the Federal Environment Agency, the Freiburg Öko-Institut calculated in October 2012 that a notebook that is used for five years produces 138 kg of CO2, while the production of the laptop produces a total of 214 kg of CO2. This means that almost two thirds of the total CO2 emissions are caused by the manufacture of the device. By purchasing a new, more energy-efficient device, you consume a little less electricity, but increase CO² emissions many times over. It is also in the interest of the environment to continue using a notebook that has already been produced and is in use, even if it consumes a little more electricity during operation.

The manufacturing process is resource intensive!

There are many valuable and rare raw materials (copper, platinum, gold, rare earths) in IT equipment. Their degradation is only possible with considerable use of water and chemicals, which means that the groundwater level in the mining areas is continuously falling, the groundwater is polluted and rivers dry up, which in turn has significant consequences for regional agriculture. In addition, heavy metals that are harmful to health are exposed when they are broken down and pollute people and nature. For the production of a microchip, for example, 32l of water are required, a desktop PC with a monitor costs around 1000l of water in total.

And it is not just the funding methods themselves that are problematic. The conditions for the workers are also extremely precarious. Inadequate occupational safety and direct contact with the chemicals means that mine workers often suffer lifelong consequences.

Quality pays off

For the reasons listed above, we only focus on high quality goods. With us you can get business notebooks from Lenovo, Panasonic, Dell, Toshiba and HP at reasonable prices.

We do not carry cheap brands because we know that the higher quality is also reflected in a significantly longer lifespan and runtime of the notebook and that the quality of the devices in all other areas (feel, workmanship, performance, emissions) is of greater benefit to us Customer offers. That is why we work closely with our partners in order to be able to offer notebooks in the best possible quality!

Our "reuse" business model

Sustainable management in IT is becoming an ever-increasing issue in the industry, which is still growing. Longevity and reuse mean that fewer resources need to be used for our digital infrastructure. Our natural resources such as water, air, soil, plants and animals will thank us. Above all, however, the future generations, to whom we will leave a gentle ecological system.

The smartest and most sustainable way to deal with IT equipment is to maximize its useful life.