Sustainable Technology Knowledge Hub

In Conversation with Techbuyer | A Podcast Series in Collaboration with the Leaders Council

Episode One: Values Driven Success

Listen as Techbuyer Group CEO, Kevin Towers shares in an exclusive podcast how Techbuyer got started, how we got to where we are today, and what the future looks like for the sustainable technology industry. 

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Click here to read our blog to get a behind the scenes peek at this podcast episode and access a full transcipt of the episode here.

Episode Two: Becoming a Sustainable Business

Tune in to episode two of our Leaders Council podcast series to hear Techbuyer’s Sustainability Lead and Chartered Environmentalist, Astrid Wynne, discuss what it takes to become a sustainable business

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Click here to read our blog to get a behind the scenes peek at this podcast episode and access a full transcipt of the episode here.

Episode Three: What Does Innovation Really Look Like?

Find out more about innovation from our Sustainability and Research Director, Richard Kenny. In this episode, Rich explores how a business can embrace innovation and how people are the driving force behind developing ideas.

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Click here to read our blog to get a behind the scenes peek at this podcast episode and access a full transcipt of the episode here.

Stay tuned for the next episode exploring what innovation really looks like LIVE on 17th August!

 


Looking to learn all about Sustainable Technology?...

...You're in the right place! On this page you'll learn about how sustainable IT procurement drives business success in our latest podcast, plus the latest news and research around refurbished equipment in our blog post series. If you're looking for a comprehensive guide to refurbished tech, make sure to download the e-guide! 

We're spreading the word that E-waste is a growing problem worldwide...

Which either ends up as toxic waste in landfills or is exported to developing countries, having a harmful impact on communities. This is costly to our planet, and as a Group we are committed to spreading the word that there is an alternative way!

Adapting your company’s IT system to a more sustainable model is not only beneficial for our environment, but also for your business development.

The Techbuyer E-Guide to Refurbished IT

Check out our NEW E-Guide to access our ground-breaking research on the performance of refurbished IT and how the tech sector can play its own part in tackling climate change:

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Refurbished IT is a sustainable choice.

There are many unsustainable practices happening in the IT sector...

Critical Raw Materials

IT hardware is manufactured with unsustainable Critical Raw Materials that are becoming increasingly scarce in supply. 85% of the entire carbon footprint of a laptop is produced in the manufacturing process.

Improper disposal 

Disposing of devices before their end of life contributes to a staggering amount of electronic waste. Currently over 50 million tonnes of devices are sent to landfill every year, and this number is expected to rise by 2050.

Renewable energy

Net-zero efforts will be halted if materials to create renewable energy technologies are depleted. For example, a 3MW wind turbine requires hundreds of kilos of rare earths to operate and 75% of the value of an electric car battery is in its minerals. 


Why Buy Refurbished?

Refurbished IT performs as well as new - we've got the research to prove it:

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Why 2nd hand is no longer 2nd best?

Learn the top three reasons why refurbished is chosen by many businesses globally.

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Socio-economic benefits of buying refurbished

Learn how the sustainable IT industry creates jobs and how to tackle the impact of e-waste.

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Performance, cost & availability of refurbished

Break the stereotypes of refurbished and learn how to maximise your IT budget

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21 reasons why refurbished IT is the future

Read about the benefits of right to repair plus the latest updates on this movement

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CEDaCI Case Study

This CEDaCI Case Study outlines the benefits of a circular economy in the data centre industry.

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Why todays businesses are choosing refurbished IT?

Read about the benefits of right to repair plus the latest updates on this movement

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Techbuyer Sustainability Report

Our priority is to extend the product lifecycle of IT equipment wherever possible, in order to reduce the amount of useful technology entering the planet’s waste stream.

Each year we commit to new and ongoing sustainability goals. You can read all about our latest targets in our latest sustainability report. To find out more click the button below:

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Our Green Credentials

We're prepared to back up our stance with our sustainable credentials. Techbuyer is a sustainable IT solutions provider with the circular economy at its core, and we're proud of the work we're doing, such as:

Circular Economy Business of the Year 2020 IEMA awards & Sustainable Organisation of the Year 2021 UK IT Industry Awards
We are involved in sustainability initiatives and bodies both locally and internationally
A culture of sustainability, evidenced by our employee-led Sustainability Committee
R2 certification for responsible recycling at product end-of-life
We've pledged to support 3 of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development
We are already taking proactive steps towards Net Zero

Contact us to learn what sustainable tech can do for your business:

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