Closing the Loop and APG collaborate to make the leasing process of APG’s electronics more sustainable. APG leases its employees' phones. The devices are 'waste-compensated' by Closing the Loop: for one APG device, one scrap phone gets collected and recycled in a country that lacks waste management. This so-called Closed Loop leasing, makes the devices APG employees use, waste-neutral.
A group of Dutch provinces and public entities wanted to act on sustainability challenges related to mobile phone usage. They aimed to reduce resource scarcity and to contribute to the reduction of electronic waste in developing countries. What Closing the Loop offered was a complete compensation of the their gadgets' waste footprint.
KPMG and Closing the Loop successfully compensated 2.600 phones in 2018 and 2019, thereby contributing to circular IT and a reduced ecological footprint for the company. Both organisations use the collaboration to showcase how circularity can be tangible and straight forward.
Closing the Loop and Rabobank have collaborated since 2018. This led to the current set up, in which every phone bought by the bank is made waste-free. The collaboration has created tangible results for Rabobank, as well as lowered the ecological footprint of the company.
Royal Schiphol Group has taken a big step towards a circular business. By compensating the waste that their mobile phones will eventually cause, they have made their phone usage more circular and sustainable. In addition, their old and used phones will get a responsible new life in an emerging market.