One of the big questions with new economic models is that it is difficult to give them a fair economic dimension. Although the Circular Economy has a number of principles that we agree with on paper, in practice it is very different to come up with such holistic solutions as proposed by the CE. Making decisions that profoundly change production processes will always be a moment of great care for any company.
For us at Circular Economies we see that changing the ITAD of laptops in their EoL, as well as having a responsible use during their first life cycle can make the difference between having more favorable or less favorable economic results when the time comes to change the ICT park. We see the advantages (not only environmental) but also financial of developing a healthy secondary market where the equipment sold has high quality standards.
For us this not only makes the difference between taking advantage of the materials that were used to create it, and the energy for the creation of its components; it makes the difference that through this there is also an economic advantage. The development of a secondary market where all the different players benefit (both buying and selling their ICT equipment) is a goal for us.