People often dismiss refurbishment when it comes to technology. Everyone seeks the latest and greatest tech products. Many people fear that refurbished hardware isn’t as reliable as a brand new product. However, refurbished technology has many environmental benefits. In fact, in some cases it can be even more efficient than recycling. TechSoup notes that it is “roughly 25 times more beneficial environmentally to reuse computers than to recycle them at 3 to 5 years of age.”
Still need convincing? TechSoup refurbished technology for over a decade and compiled the impact of these actions into an infographic. Take a look at some of the most noteworthy insights they’ve discovered from their efforts.