Driving the Circular Economy: Why Students Should Purchase Refurbished Laptops

Driving the Circular Economy: Why Students Should Purchase Refurbished Laptops

Posted by Team Recompute on 22nd Dec 2020

A circular economy hinges on designing a way out of pollution and waste, regenerating the natural order of things, and extending the useful life of materials.

The Australian government plans to invest A$190 million (US$130 million) in developing these principles throughout the country.  They hope to create over 10 million jobs with this policy and almost eliminate the practice of exporting waste by 2024.

It's a huge task, and they need all the help they can get. As a student, you can do your bit by buying a refurbished laptop instead of a new one while you're shopping for your upcoming studies.

Here's how this one small thing can help.

Refurbished Laptops Are as Good as New

The main difference between a refurbished and a brand new laptop is that the refurbished one has been used. However, that doesn't mean it isn't a great investment. The process of refurbishing improves the laptop from its used condition.

A refurbished laptop's undergone an extensive revamp is thoroughly serviced, and is virus-free. Just like a new laptop.

Refurbished Laptops Boost the Circular Economy

Across the world, people produce millions of tons of e-waste every year. This needs to stop.

Buying a refurbished laptop is an obvious first step toward stopping this cycle of destruction. During the pandemic, laptop imports from China soared by 40%. Can you imagine the carbon emissions caused during that 7,470 km journey? Not to mention the emissions from the initial production. 

Buying locally refurbished laptops helps reduce carbon emissions and supports local businesses. It's a win-win situation for everyone, including you.

Refurbished Laptops are Cheaper

You can get an excellent refurbished laptop at a much cheaper price than buying the equivalent technology new. That means you can get a much better laptop for the same amount of money.

You can count on a refurbished laptop to last much longer than a random second-hand laptop purchased from the guy down the road, so you won't need to fork out more money to replace it any time soon. 

Refurbished Laptops are Reliable

Laptop manufacturers rely on random quality tests before they ship their products out. This isn't the case with refurbished laptops.

While they're working on each machine, technicians check and test every aspect of the refurbished laptop. So, you know that the laptop you get is in perfect working order. 

In the unlikely event that something does go wrong, these laptops also come with extensive warranties and a 30-day change of mind policy. 

Change Begins With You

Learning how to drive a circular economy is as important as anything you'll study in the upcoming years.

If we want to reap the benefits of a circular economy, recycling's going to need to be a top priority for all of us in the years to come. 

Start the ball rolling by browsing our selection of excellent refurbished laptops and ordering yours today.