Call for Sustainable Action on Circular Electronics Day 2021

25 January 2021

This year, more than 20 organizations stand behind Circular Electronics Day, a yearly initiative by TCO Development. The aim of this day is to increase awareness around circular IT, and encourage organizations to be more responsible in their IT procurement and consumption. This year, Circular Electronics Day was focused on real-life examples of implementing sustainable IT, and Closing the Loop’s Founder, Joost de Kluijver, was interviewed to elaborate on our collaboration with Ingram Micro ITAD. 

Like our collaboration with Ingram Micro, various smart and sustainable choices are already available in the market, as Clare Hobby (TCO Development) states: “Whether you’re buying for 10,000 employees or just for yourself, our hands-on tips and best practices are here to help show that it’s actually easy to do the right thing and get more circular with your computers and other digital devices!”. At Closing the Loop, we believe that pragmatic and easy solutions to achieve sustainability for IT are already out there. 

So, what can you do to make your organization’s IT use more sustainable? 

  • Prolong the lifespan of your IT products by using the products longer, resell them on the second hand market, repair them or buy refurbished electronics; 
  • When buying a new product, choose one with sustainability certifications and third-party verification; 
  • Choose a durable product and avoid unrepairable electronics; 
  • Compensate your waste footprint by recycling a product with a similar footprint or convince your IT department to compensate the waste footprint of the company, which can be done through connecting with Closing the Loop;

Various initiatives were showcased on Circular Electronics Day, some of which you can see below: