Looking into reused telecom equipment or purchasing reused telecommunications equipment? Let’s take a moment to consider the necessity of purchasing reused/refurbished network equipment, specifically from an environmental perspective, followed by touching on the significant cost-savings reused telecommunication network equipment provides.
Environmental benefits of purchasing reused telecom equipment.
We must consider the viability of purchasing new equipment across the board, from consumer to business-based purchases, we must question the sustainability of certain normalised practices and the detrimental impact the linear framework creates.
- Blog post » The circular economy vs linear economy
When reused equipment is purchased, we prevent said item from falling into landfill, outlined in our 2020 Supplier Sustainability Award, In 2019, the world generated a striking 53.6 Mt of e-waste, an average of 7.3 kg per capita. * The Global E-waste Monitor 2020. Largely attributed to the throwaway culture, where we experience a model that may look like the following.
- Raw materials are mined
- End of life approaches
- Upgrade/new device
Collaborating with a network partner such as PICS directly aids our ongoing mission to develop the circular economy and provide a green solution.
Cost savings when purchasing reused network equipment.
With any purchased we automatically take ourselves through the DMP ( decision making process ) where we analyse options and pricing, often normalising the idea of purchasing new without considering the viability of a reused option. This is partially due to the peace of mind associated with new equipment, however once a compelling warranty is included with the reused option, especially when considering the individual or business could experience cost savings up to 90%, the question of new vs reused becomes very interesting.
From our perspective the environmental benefits outweigh the transactional element of the purchase, however if the purchase is purely transactional, surely the reused alternative provides a pretty compelling offer?