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Sustainable IT.
From the inside out.

Sustainable IT is not a brand-new idea. 
But it is an essential one.

And it’s just as essential that businesses understand the technology’s terminology and potential. Because once leaders understand it, they can act on IT

From here to zero

The world is starting to act at pace on climate change. People, planet and profit are finally being prioritised in the right order. Every operation must be reviewed – and IT is no exception. 

To help achieve Net Zero and Zero Waste ambitions, it’s time for leaders to ignite sustainable innovation; extend the lifespan of their technology and apply circular economy principles to IT. Because, frankly, it’s now or never.

Knowledge first. Planet first. Circularity First. 

The more we all understand sustainable IT and its benefits, the more it can help relieve the pressure on our planet and our businesses. We’ve put a guide together to help explain all that it is and all that it can be.


Only 43% of leaders know their organisation’s IT carbon footprint.

We’ll help you reduce the carbon impact of your IT today.

From top to bottom

Sustainable IT is the design, manufacture and disposal of IT equipment with minimal impact on the environment. There are a number of different ways this goal is realised.

Use for longer

Use for longer The most sustainable option is the one you already have. Using analysis, forward planning, repair, and sparing to make in-life platforms run for longer.

(refurbished or remanufactured)

Authorised equipment has been refurbished or remanufactured and certified specifically by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). It has been restored to its highest utility and comes complete with full manufacturer warranties.


Hardware that has been fully deconstructed, checked and reconstructed with either reused or new parts. It is then rebuilt to the specifications of the original manufactured product. Every component is tested. The finished products look and work like new.


Used hardware which has been tested for defects and had damaged components replaced. Refurbished hardware is not necessarily returned to an ‘as new’ aesthetic condition.

Redeployed and reused

Often the technology has more life remaining than the current user needs. Once a technology is finished with, it can be redeployed and reused in different sectors.


The least attractive option. Recycling involves the repurposing of some materials from used IT equipment but, unlike in remanufacturing or refurbishment, materials waste most of the embedded energy and carbon during the recycling process. It does not have the ecological impact of refurbished or remanufactured technology.

Reduce data

Data has an environmental footprint in its creation, storage and use. A more sustainable approach to data starts with a review of what’s needed, what can be shared and what can be deleted, archived or repurposed.

Work with us, not for us

While technology is at the heart of our service, our culture, values and approach are distinctly human. To us sustainable performance is as much about our people as our business.

Circularity First Limited

Lexicon House
Third Avenue
SK12 1YL

+44 (0)20 3988 8355

Circularity First LLP

1010 Winding Creek Road
STE 180
CA 95678

+1 (916) 246-6082

Circularity First Aps

Atletikvej 11C
9230 Svenstrup J

+45 (8987) 6244
Registered in England and Wales. Company number 13070956. Registered office: Circularity First Group Ltd, Ground Floor, Egerton House, 68 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom, KT13 8AL
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