Joost de Kluijver (Founder of Closing the Loop) talks about how his young organization partnered with Ingram Micro to implement an industry changing ‘green’ service, known as Waste Compensation.

This case is part of the Circular Electronics Day 2021 best practices series. Multiple organizations stand behind this initiative that takes place on January 24 with the aim to encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to electronics.

What is the role of innovators such as Closing the Loop in turning the tech industry into a more sustainable one?

We believe that the tech industry has the potential to make circularity – a rather abstract and complex topic – relevant for each and every person on the globe by making their mobile devices waste-free. We offer users, buyers, and sellers of devices an easy way to compensate for the waste of the product they purchase and use.

To kick-start circularity, it is really important to show the opportunities that are available right now. Our partnership with Ingram Micro is a great example of how tech giants can team up with innovative companies that already offer ways to implement green, or ‘circular’ IT. Offerings that can be implemented fairly easily and in a pragmatic way help the industry and its customers to get started on the transition.