Circular Computing introduces Remanufacturing-as-a-Service (RaaS) – PCR

Circular Computing has launched its latest Remanufacturing-as-a-Service (RaaS) to address the growing e-waste crisis.

Circular Computing will accept laptops from companies and put them through its own unique Circular Remanufacturing process to give them a second life, which the company says is vastly improved over current remanufacturing methods.

The new as-a-service model will help businesses in the UK and around the world tackle three of their most pressing crises in the current climate:

  • Financially, the service offers companies the opportunity to reduce their IT procurement costs by up to 70%.
  • Mitigation of supply chain issues as circular computing refurbishes existing products to “same or better than new” – so there is no need to procure new laptops
  • Meeting sustainability goals as using remanufactured laptops reduces Scope 3 emissions and protects valuable natural resources

At a fixed price of £150 per laptop, the refurbished laptops are built to last another full life cycle of use. The refurbished laptops are certified as equal or better than new by the world first BSI Kitemark. The unique Circular Remanufacturing Process makes laptops brand new both cosmetically and in performance. This ensures that all fleets of laptops are refurbished to BS Standard 8887, saving businesses up to 70% compared to buying brand new laptops.

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 The industry’s current take-make-replace model is both unsustainable and outdated, and therefore ripe for disruption.

“We now have the technology and know-how to extend the lifecycle of existing technology to ensure valuable natural resources are protected and old hardware is not contributing to the worrying e-waste crisis.

“Our new RaaS offering is an industry-defining move that offers larger organizations the ability to reuse their hardware at scale, more sustainably, and at lower cost with no loss of 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 facing our industry and the growing sustainability challenges facing businesses in all industries face.

“The launch of our new RaaS offering democratizes access to the innovative remanufacturing processes we’ve built through years of experience, meaning organizations can make significant changes to their operations and achieve key ESG goals without spending more. “

Martin Townsend, Director of the British Standards Institution Center of Excellence for Sustainability, adds: “We have awarded Circular Computing the BSI Kitemark for their revolutionary process of delivering refurbished laptops, which has the clear potential to change the way the technology industry works for the better. We are therefore excited to launch this new offering, which we hope will encourage more companies to adopt sustainable technology habits through Second Life hardware that is “same or better than new”.

Organizations across all industries are under similar pressure to go net zero and cut costs while still needing the latest technology for their workforce. Reducing Scope 3 emissions is an important step towards a carbon-neutral future, and the adoption of RaaS through circular computing is an innovative approach to help organizations further expand their ESG focus.

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