IT products contain rare earth metals, alloys and a number of synthetic components. It is hard to recycle them properly. Neither is fragging/incineration an optimal alternative. By using the products a few more years, you help decrease their environmental footprint.
2. Opportunity for all
Many organisations have a limited budget. For them, it’s cheap second hand computers or nothing. In other words: refurbished IT products help to distribute opportunity.
For fear of data ending up in the wrong hands, many companies choose to scrap their IT equipment. This is generally a mistake, since scrapyards and the transport there in many cases are far from safe. A licensed refurbishing company is a safer bet, with processes to safeguard and erase all data in a professional way.
4. Money back
A widespread error of thinking is that the value of IT equipment goes out the window with the last instalment. But this is just not true. Paying someone to throw away computers is crazy. A refurb company will give you a share of the profit from selling the refurbished equipment. You are getting value back.
5. Slightly slower - a lot cheaper
People who buy a brand new computer or smartphone with the latest processor will have to pay a lot for it. Maybe they are into advanced graphics, like CAD, or maybe they just like to impress. For an average user, though, a two year old computer/Smartphone is more than enough. And it’s way much cheaper.