It’s pretty tough to go anywhere or do anything without the nagging little guilt of leaving your carbon footprint – “If I replace my old iPad… What am I doing to the environment?!” We don’t wish to reach for melodrama, but the point is that lots of folks get themselves in quite the twist trying to live the green life and buy ethically. Here are a few fast facts about some of the machines we buy, and how maximising the life of something like an old Kindle by selling it to us helps reduce your carbon footprint.
- It’s estimated around 85% of the laptops U.K users replace head to the landfill, regardless of their working state. We can’t imagine you flinging a working iPad into the tip, but does it sound familiar if we suggest said iPad might spend a dull eternity in the bottom of a household or office drawer? It’s simple – sell the iPad to us, make money instead of waste!
- The European Union banned the disposal of e-waste in landfills back in the 1990s. But it’s a difficult area to police, mostly reliant on consumer conscience.
- This has to be our fact of the day – According to popular industry chatter, only around 2% of workable PCs and Macs find their way to a second full-time user. Speaking as a company with unique pre-loved machine knowledge, we think that’s an atrociously low figure!
If you want to boost your eco-profile and your wallet, get in touch to see what money you can get for your old machines.