Impacts and Insights:

Circular IT Management in Practice

Impacts and Insights:

Circular IT Management in Practice
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This is Impacts and Insights: Circular IT Management in Practice. A report that allows you to deep-dive into circularity and offers expert advice on how your organization can take the next step and implement circular practices.

How can circularity help solve sustainability problems and what does it mean for IT products?

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Get 33 hands-on tips for circular IT management, straight from the experts
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Get 33 hands-on tips for circular IT management, straight from the experts
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Practical and circular solutions

Siddharth Prakash, senior researcher at the Oeko-Institut in Germany, says that notebooks should have a first life of at least six years.

“Huge numbers of fully functional computers are discarded every year,” says Erik Pettersson and Katarina Magnusson from refurbishment firm Inrego.

Remanufacturing company Circular Computing gives used IT products a second life by deconstructing, upgrading and rebuilding them. Stephen Haskew explains how.

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Three IT brands on circularity

“Commitment is necessary from all levels of the organization,” says Tom Moriarty, head of product compliance and environmental affairs at Dell.

“Only a small number of buyers are interested. Otherwise, we could develop these services more,” says Madeleine Bergrahm, Nordic sustainability manager at HP.

“We know that our products can have a considerably longer life,” says Thomas Hedin, Lenovo’s sustainability manager in the Nordics and Benelux.

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Purchasers on the frontline

Ulrika Svallingson from Malmö City Council in Sweden: “The event energized employees across the city and we received extremely positive feedback.”

“CO2 reductions and financial benefits motivate us to push the circular agenda,” says Birgitte Krebs Schleemann at the Danish City of Aalborg.

“Without circular procurement, your sustainability work will be seen as just window dressing,” says Joan Prummel from the Netherlands’ Rijkswaterstaat.

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Practical and circular solutions

Siddharth Prakash, senior researcher at the Oeko-Institut in Germany, says that notebooks should have a first life of at least six years.

“Huge numbers of fully functional computers are discarded every year,” says Erik Pettersson and Katarina Magnusson from refurbishment firm Inrego.

Remanufacturing company Circular Computing gives used IT products a second life by deconstructing, upgrading and rebuilding them. Stephen Haskew explains how.

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“Commitment is necessary from all levels of the organization,” says Tom Moriarty, head of product compliance and environmental affairs at Dell.

“Only a small number of buyers are interested. Otherwise, we could develop these services more,” says Madeleine Bergrahm, Nordic sustainability manager at HP.

“We know that our products can have a considerably longer life,” says Thomas Hedin, Lenovo’s sustainability manager in the Nordics and Benelux.

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Three IT brands on circularity
Purchasers on the frontline

Ulrika Svallingson from Malmö City Council in Sweden: “The event energized employees across the city and we received extremely positive feedback.”

“CO2 reductions and financial benefits motivate us to push the circular agenda,” says Birgitte Krebs Schleemann at the Danish City of Aalborg.

“Without circular procurement, your sustainability work will be seen as just window dressing,” says Joan Prummel from the Netherlands’ Rijkswaterstaat.

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Study:

Circularity in practice: How to manage notebook computers responsibly

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How does extending product life cut greenhouse gas emissions?
Are emissions lower when notebooks are upgraded instead of replaced?
Does buying new compensate for emissions from manufacturing?
Are circular solutions better also from a financial perspective?
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