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.
The Dutch Central Government is committed to ‘make the Netherlands circular’ by 2050. To reach this goal, the government is actively promoting entrepreneurship, circular solutions and sustainable procurement.
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.
Expereo, world's leading internet, cloud connectivity and SD-WAN provider, has undertaken many CSR-initiatives over the past years, such as implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into their strategy by taking on different sustainable projects. One of them is working together with Closing the Loop to make their phones waste-neutral.
KPMG and Closing the Loop successfully compensated 5.500 phones from 2018-2021, 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.
Paessler and Closing the Loop team up to enable waste neutral electronics for the company. The company had a wish to reduce their resource use by implementing practical steps. Collaborating with Closing the Loop was such an easy, pragmatic step!
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-neutral. The collaboration has created tangible results for Rabobank, as well as lowered the ecological footprint of the company.
As the market leader in mobile telecom, selling 294 million units globally in 2018, Samsung clearly has many opportunities to contribute to a circular economy, for example in the Netherlands. The company recognized that besides selling innovative products, it can also actively work on making those iconic and crucial devices more sustainable – in an equally innovative way.
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.
SHIFT is a German social business that produces highly sustainable smart phones and datable notebooks. It aims to do as much good and as little damage as possible. Closing the Loop was asked to make SHIFTPHONES waste-neutral. This collaborative effort created additional appeal to SHIFT products and delivered on the growing global demand for electronic waste reduction.