IT Circular Economy at the Heart of Trams

Published on 16 June 2021 Enterprise IT, Media, Entertainment & Creative, TramsCloud, Mobile Device Management, Sales, Apple

What is Sustainable IT?
Often referred to as Green IT, the aim is to reduce the environmental impact of IT products and infrastructure. With IT at the centre of every company across all sectors, the importance of reducing carbon emissions is of the highest priority across both the private and public sectors. The IT Circular Economy is becoming increasingly popular with companies looking to achieve their goals

What is a Circular Economy in IT?
A circular economy covers the manufacture, management, use and disposal of information technology in a way that minimises damage to the environment. It is based on three principles:

  1. To look at design and how to avoid waste and pollution.
  2. Longevity- keeping products and materials in use.
  3. Regeneration of natural systems.

As a leading and trusted reseller to companies with sustainable targets, Trams plays an integral part in supporting and helping clients reach their objectives. We take the time to understand a customer’s needs across the board: pricing, IT specs, carbon emission goals and so on.

Our knowledge of the sustainability of every stage of a product's lifecycle means we can help all companies. We have partnerships with manufacturers who strive to achieve zero waste, which combined with our objectives to lower our carbon footprint and work with end-users to stop any hardware from reaching landfills. Let’s explore the areas more:

Designing Today for the Future
Dell and Apple are two manufacturers we work with who are making great strides in the sustainable field. Their design and innovation teams look at ways in which to create hardware and packaging with greener elements, helping to reduce their impact.

One example from Dell is their “closed-loop” plastics, which is recovered from e-waste. After materials are disassembled, the plastics are shredded, melted and then mixed with virgin plastics for new models. They were also the first in the industry to create packaging from renewably sourced bamboo to make eco-friendly cushioning for select Dell laptops.

Trams evolving adoption of sustainability
Management at Trams understands the importance of a sustainable future in the IT sector and filter this significance to staff to aid clients with their own green targets. Furthermore, Trams has its own sustainable agenda to reduce carbon emissions and even has a cloud-based mobile device management system to aid clients.

TramsCloud, powered by Jamf Pro, is a great service that helps reduce transportation by allowing companies to distribute Apple hardware directly from the manufacturer. Upon delivery to the end-user, the devices will be automatically configured to the company requirements, so employees are ready to work. Less carbon emissions and more productivity!

Repair, Repair, Repair
The trained engineers and operations department within Trams can help clients to keep equipment in use for longer and even use recycled parts (as well as new) to maintain the circular economy ethos. If it’s not possible to maintain the device, then Trams can help you recycle your devices securely and responsibly.

Recycle today. Protect tomorrow.
As things stand, only a small proportion of e-waste is recycled every year. But now there are more services for the disposal of IT hardware that use eco-friendly practices. Trams uses a qualified ICO registered company who are also approved by the Dept of the Environment and ensure you get the best price for your IT equipment whilst providing peace-of-mind.

Most parts can either be reclaimed or recycled, and all parts are disposed of responsibly. These services will usually arrange the collection of unused hardware and not charge for its disposal. The remaining data is also securely erased with specialist equipment.

If you would like more information on how Trams can help you with your sustainable targets around IT devices, please contact us by completing the form below.

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