Can a tech company give computers a second life?

Prime Computer, a Green IT hardware company from Switzerland, develops hardware that offers sustainable solutions to the worldwide IT market.

Second Life Cycle from Prime Computer.

Dealing with the discarded

Almost everyone on Earth currently benefits from, or uses, electronic devices every day. It is unsurprising, then, that e-waste is fast becoming one of the biggest waste streams on the planet, with 50 million tonnes produced each year globally – and counting. Whilst approximately 10% of this waste is recycled, a whopping 90% ends up in landfills or incinerators where it leeches harmful chemicals such as mercury, lead and cadmium into our soil, air, and water. It becomes even more dangerous when e-waste is exported to countries where there are no laws for safe waste disposal and people have to process the waste under working conditions that are exploitative and hazardous to health.

Offsetting emissions

Prime Computer produces long-lasting Green IT hardware from recycled materials and breathes a second life into its devices by reusing components. Using recycled aluminum to manufacture lightweight casing and encouraging partners through credit incentives to return their used hardware for redistribution, Prime Computer aims to conserve resources and protect environments.

Reuse as a green alternative

Many IT hardware components can be remanufactured and reused without sacrificing performance, which makes them extremely valuable components of IT equipment. As a result, Prime Computer products conserve resources through conscious, preemptive action and contribute to a circular vision for electronics where preloved hardware can be redistributed to benefit weaker economies.

This story shows how Prime Computer supports Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production, specifically Target 12.5: “By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, recycling and reuse”.

About Prime Computer

Prime Computer is an international climate neutral tech company offering sustainable hardware and services. The Swiss IT developer helps companies worldwide achieve their digitalisation and environmental goals whilst reducing businesses’ operating costs. Prime Computer is dedicated to reducing e-waste, carbon emission and energy consumption in ICT.

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