Buying Refurbished and Withdrawn PCs: A Burgeoning Market
In order to keep up with advancements and changes in technology, most businesses and consumers buy new devices fairly regularly. The question that is rarely addressed, however, is what exactly should be done with the older hardware that is being replaced. Often, used computers still work perfectly well (and those that don’t may be brought back up to excellent condition with light refurbishment), but the vast majority of these devices unfortunately end up in landfills. To combat waste and to make affordable hardware available to a wider range of consumers, major manufacturers have joined forces with recycling groups to promote a new market for refurbished technology and withdrawn PCs.
Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) uncovered a statistic revealing that 15 pounds of used electronics are generated per capita each year across the globe, and less than 20 percent of those devices are currently being recycled. It also predicts that the volume of used electronics will grow exponentially over the next several years.
IT Xchange also gives technology users the opportunity to reduce their impact on the environment by providing asset management services that include secure hardware recycling. Whether you are searching for affordable hardware or trying to responsibly dispose of old electronics, partnering with IT Xchange is a sound decision for your business