Sustainable IT is a manifestation of economic models highlighting business opportunities in circular framework rather than linear processes. It is restorative and regenerative by design and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. Under current established economic systems, products are produced, used and discarded, a flow with an end.

This text is part of the Circular Electronics Initiative blog series. Multiple organizations stand behind this initiative that aims sto encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to electronics.

In circular economy, things work differently; products and services in a circular economy are designed in a way that allows them to be reused, either in the biological or technical cycles.The goal is to discard nothing away and to reduce the need for purchasing new equipment, while production and transportation is best achieved with renewable energy.