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Industry standard for measuring the environmental benefits of reusing IT

2020-07-03

Inrego presents a new industry standard for measuring the environmental benefits of reusing IT 

Inrego and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute have published a new database model to measure the environmental savings of reusing IT. The model is open and free to use for the entire IT reuse industry and anyone who is interested in measuring the environmental savings of reusing IT. The goal is to create a standard for the entire industry and to help companies and organisations to purchase and dispose of used IT equipment. The new database is independent and was developed by scientists to calculate environmental savings for IT equipment down to component level. The model contains information on many different categories of IT products such as laptops, monitors, smartphones, tablets, printers as well as accessories such as adapters, keyboards, and RAM memory.  

Christoffer Sandell, CEO Inrego Global:

"I hope that this report will help companies working with Reusing IT by offering a clear and unequivocal tool to show their clients the actual CO2 benefits. And by doing this, to increase the awareness around the positive impact the ITAD-industry has. We have been working with CO2 reporting since 2010, and this has helped us grow. Now we want to use the years of accumulated data the report is founded on, to help the whole industry grow and increase their participation in reducing CO2 emission."

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Online event Impacts and Insights: Circular IT Management in Practice

2020-07-03

Inrego invites you to join the online event on Circular IT Management on 22 of September hosted by TCO Certified – the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products. Inrego participates with Sebastian Holmström, Circular Strategy Lead at Inrego. 

The 9th of June TCO launched their annual Impacts and Insights report, and on 22nd of September they have invited some of the experts to talk to you about; What does the circular economy actually mean for IT products — and how can it be implemented on the ground, when you procure and use IT products? What stands in the way for circularity and how can these obstacles be removed? Some of the experts from the report will be there to answer your questions. Together, we’ll walk you through some of the 33 hand-on tips for circular management and procurement of IT products.

Impacts and Insights: Circular IT Management in Practice
September 22, 15-16.30 CET, 09-10.30 US Eastern, 06-07.30 US Pacific, 21-22.30 CST

Register now to secure your participation

New industry standard for measuring the environmental benefits of reusing IT

2020-04-22

Inrego presents a new industry standard for measuring the environmental benefits of reusing IT 

Inrego and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute have published a new database model to measure the environmental savings of reusing IT. The model is open and free to use for the entire IT reuse industry and anyone who is interested in measuring the environmental savings of reusing IT. The goal is to create a standard for the entire industry and to help companies and organisations to purchase and dispose of used IT equipment. The new database is independent and was developed by scientists to calculate environmental savings for IT equipment down to component level. The model contains information on many different categories of IT products such as laptops, monitors, smartphones, tablets, printers as well as accessories such as adapters, keyboards, and RAM memory.  

Christoffer Sandell, CEO Inrego Global:

"I hope that this report will help companies working with Reusing IT by offering a clear and unequivocal tool to show their clients the actual CO2 benefits. And by doing this, to increase the awareness around the positive impact the ITAD-industry has. We have been working with CO2 reporting since 2010, and this has helped us grow. Now we want to use the years of accumulated data the report is founded on, to help the whole industry grow and increase their participation in reducing CO2 emission."

To download the report, press here

Pandemic prompts IT spending cuts

2020-04-22

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted worldwide supply and demand for new PCs, bringing both bad and good news for computer recyclers and refurbishers, according to Gartner. The markets research firm reports that, during the first quarter, shipments of new PCs around the world declined by 12.3% year over year. It was the steepest drop seen since 2013, and it came after three consecutive quarters of growth. The data includes desktop and notebook PCs but not Chromebooks or iPads. A press release from Gartner pointed to a number of factors affecting the market:

  • Chinese challenges: Because of the lockdown in China that started in late January, fewer new PCs were produced. Later, logistics challenges added to the difficulty of getting those devices to market.
  • Demand for remote work and study: Once the lockdowns spread to other regions, there was suddenly PC demand for remote workers and online classrooms. Gartner noted manufacturers could not keep up with the demand. The effect has also been increased demand for refurbished PCs, (Inrego’s comments).  
  • Businesses slow IT spending: Gartner noted businesses are reducing their IT spending because of overall economic uncertainties, especially small and midsized companies. “This uncertainty is causing enterprises to shift their IT budgets away from PCs and toward strategic business continuity planning,” Mikako Kitagawa, research director at Gartner, stated in the press release. Kitagawa said organizations and consumers alike will extend their PC life cycles. That could delay those devices entering the recycling and reuse steam. Some ITAD companies are already struggling to access material because their customers’ offices are closed, or IT staff have put asset disposition on the back burner.
  • U.S. trends: Because the virus impacts were most apparent in the U.S. late in the first quarter, PC shipments in the U.S. grew slightly (0.8%) year over year. But shipments fell by 30.2% from the previous quarter.

Source: Gartner