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Sustainability Case Studies
Techbuyer works with a variety of charities, community partnerships and research organisations in order to support great causes and further the circular economy. Find out more about some of these projects and partnerships below.
Circular Economy in the Data Centre Industry – the CEDaCI Project
The IT industry is responsible for staggering amount of e-waste. Techbuyer helps to reduce this waste by extending the product life of quality IT equipment. However, there are a number of barriers to tackle in the technology sector in order to further this circular practice. To help find quality solutions, Techbuyer became an associate partner of the London South Bank University’s CEDaCI project.
Providing a Digital Education – IT Schools Africa
IT Schools Africa has provided over 5 million children with access to a digital education so far. They also help adults in the UK to become more confident with technology. Techbuyer donates a range of IT equipment which is not part of our core inventory such as laptops, mice and PCs in order to help the charity on their mission.
Making Sustainable Packaging – Direct Foam and Packaging
As a refurbishment specialist and contributor to the circular economy, we wanted to our packaging to be as sustainable as the rest of our business. Direct Foam and Packaging worked closely with our Goods In department to create a new form of server foam which is manufactured from recycled plastic waste.
Turning Trash into Treasure – the Cone Exchange
The Cone Exchange is a community project based in Harrogate which turns materials which would otherwise go to landfill into quality crafts and decorations. The project provides quality work experience for young people, educates people about environmental responsibility and works alongside 200 schools and charities in Yorkshire. Techbuyer began donating materials to the team in January 2019.
Accessible Sport for Everyone – Killinghall Nomads
The Killinghall Nomads Sportability team provides quality football training and matches for young people with additional needs. After helping the club through a difficult time, Techbuyer filmed a video to raise awareness of the sports group, and encourage new members to join.