zeroC – standing for zero carbon – will enable a closed loop, end‐to‐end lifecycle management of IT products, including laptops, phones, tablets, for organisations of all sizes, from SMEs to blue chips.
Commenting on the rationale behind the new initiative, PTG’s Group COO Cliff Fox said:
“At its heart, zeroC is all about the salvaging and reuse of IT equipment – keeping tech running in an enterprise for longer. Now, more than ever before, there’s a huge emphasis on the impact companies are having on the environment – and how they can reduce their carbon footprints, while also positively impacting their bottom line. And we knew there was a gap in the market for a complete cradle‐to‐grave service for IT assets. zeroC offers a cost‐effective and ‘greener’ alternative.”
Refurbishing a laptop through the scheme will save the equivalent of 250kg of CO2, and will see corporations spend, on average, 50% less than they would if purchasing a brand‐new product.
PTG shipped 25,000 new laptops out to businesses during the lockdown period – which were predominantly used to enable homeworking. And the firm hopes that the launch of zeroC will hopefully contribute to a gradual mindset shift – promoting a new way of thinking about tech.
Electronic waste (e‐waste) is fast becoming a global issue, with recent UK figures highlighting that the country’s households and businesses produce 1.45 million tonnes of e‐waste per year.
“Our passion for remanufacturing end‐of‐life tech coupled with PTG’s established IT solutions expertise, is the perfect collaboration for helping to promote a more sustainable – and less ‘throwaway’ – future in the business world.”
The new IT model will enable organisations to refresh their existing units – including the repainting and refreshing of hardware – for reuse within the same company. For every device purchased under the new scheme, PTG and S2S will also plant one tree in the Amazon Rainforest or local sustainable woodland.
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