Without a sale there is no problem. Of course, as purchasers, we have a huge responsibility to make sure that the equipment we buy is used as long as possible, but also recycled responsibly.
For desktops, a minimum of five years and laptops three to four years. If you are not able to use a computer after you’re done with it, make sure you have a contract with a reseller that can give your products some extra years of use.
First of all, establish criteria for TCO Certified to make sure that the IT product is manufactured as responsibly as possible. Second, have a criterion that your reseller should collaborate with you when it comes to sustainability.Third, include an option to have a reseller take care of your old equipment and try to give it a new life cycle.
The ease with which IT products can be purchased; rapid delivery and low prices. There is also a lack of information regarding the responsibility you have as a buyer when purchasing a product.