How does refurbishing respect the planet?
Buying refurbished products would rather become a trend or even a state of mind. We have all felt the rise in temperature this year especially, and worldwide global warming is no longer a question to be doubted but a scourge to be remedied. So if you have chosen between trips and outings or lazing on the beach, rather strolling around the house, heat obliged, your choice becomes just as virtuous as consuming refurbished.
Technology has a huge impact on our environment. Indeed, the production of electronic devices alone represents nearly 4% of global carbon emissions. It takes an average of 1,000 liters of fresh water, destroying 44 kg of rocks to extract 130 grams of minerals that will be used in the production of these smartphones. Yes, that's a lot!
For computers, it is necessary to destroy no less than 200 kg of raw materials and no less than 1,500 liters of fresh water.
Buying refurbished means avoiding both the environmental footprint of its production and that of its destruction. Of course, reconditioning also has an environmental impact, but it is on average three times lower than the production of new. Buying a refurbished smartphone therefore saves 45 kg of CO2, and up to 40 kg of raw materials used.
nearly 75 % of the ecological impact of a smartphone is linked to its manufacture, therefore buying a refurbished phone will make a very significant ecological difference.
At Relab, our mission is to promote the circular economy while certifying our products for the peace of mind of our consumers. This will help our planet and your finances.