Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Computer Purchasing in Canada and United States

Corporate offices. Display products. Return policies. What do these three things have in common?


They produce waste—tons of commercial waste. How so, you may ask? They exhaust computers, laptops, and other electronic devices that cannot be sold as new again. Many people may think that these products are now waste but a wise man once said someone’s trash can be another man’s treasure.

According to statistics released by Electronics TakeBack Coalition in 2014, a total of 3.4 million tons of e-waste was generated in 2012. Out of this total, only 1 million was recycled in some way or form. This is shy of 30%. Consider the environmental impact that these trashed e-waste generates every year. In order to properly "recycle", a material needs to be of pure substance. This means that if a plastic material is fused with a metal material, it will not be recycled. These fused materials are denied of the recycling process not because the task is impossible, but it requires too much resources. How many parts in your computer have multiple materials that are fused into single units? Too many. The answer ‚Äčlies in refurbishment. 


Refurbished computers and electronics products are revamped and restored to meet the expectations of a new product. Most refurbished products have no noticeable deficits in relation to new products. The worst case scenario is that there may be a tiny scratch or minor blemishes that will be hard to notice.


This is a great way to find a deal on that high-end desktop that you were always looking for. Trusted and renowned brands such as Dell, HP, IBM, or Lenovo can punch a hole in your wallet. Ouch. But you can find these high-end products at the fraction of the price with a very similar quality of computing power as a brand new product. In addition, refurbishing manufacturers will generally have options where you can get a whole kit which includes the monitor, keyboard, mouse…etc. for the same price! Now that’s a deal. Refurbished computers are great for students, small businesses or anyone that needs top notch computing devices but doesn’t want to pay the top bucks!

Saving the environment and your wallet--being eco-friendly and cost-effective when purchasing a new computer. Now that's a deal.