Worried about the mining activities behind every tech device you own?
Fear not. Refurbished tech is the guilt free and eco-friendly solution to technology. Refurbished technology simply means that a computer or iphone gets fixed or updated in some way to become as good as new—it is also way cheaper than buying a completely new device.
Here 4 startups disrupting the refurbishing industry.
Refurbed – Austria
This fastest growing online marketplace sells renewed phones, laptops and tablets which are up to 40% cheaper and 100% more environmentally friendly. Refurbed devices are renewed through a 40-step process and come with at least a 12-month guarantee.
Techbuyer – UK
Techbuyer (previously known as Pinnacle Data) deals with buying, refurbishing and selling of data centre equipment. Founded in 2005, the company helps businesses maximise their IT budgets by supplying cost-effective new and quality refurbished products like servers, storage, memory and networking equipment from over 150 brands including HPE, Dell, IBM and Cisco.
Forall Phones – Portugal
Founded in 2016, the company is on a mission to make premium technology affordable while empowering people to live a fulfilled life. Through its platform, the Forall Phones sells refurbished Apple smartphones with discounts up to 40%.
Blackmarket – France
Back Market makes it easier for consumers to find and buy professionally-refurbished personal technology products and appliances at up to 70% off their original prices. With this platform, the company aims to provide consumers with an economical and ecological alternative to buying new products through recycling second hand electronics.