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.

Sponsorship of the Harrogate Climate Action Festival 

The first-ever Harrogate Climate Action festival was launched in October 2021 by the Harrogate District Climate Change Coalition (HDCCC). This festival worked to raise awareness on how our local community can help to combat climate change and become more sustainable to improve the co-footprint of our area. Techbuyer sponsored the festival and helped spread awareness in terms of sustainability around technology. 

Donating Hardware to Harrogate Hospital Radio

Supporting our local community is incredibly important to us. So, when a long-term customer reached out to us with a request for Harrogate Hospital Radio where he now manages the IT, we were more than happy to help.  

Harrogate Hospital Radio is a charity that provides entertainment for patients and staff in the hospital and surrounding area. What really sets it apart is the personal service it provides, which has been vital during the pandemic when patients have been separated from their friends and family.