Choosing refurbished tech is an easy way to make your business more sustainable, helping you to appeal to the customers who want to support greener businesses.
We’re all used to hearing about the damaging environmental impact of cars and fast fashion, yet the tech industry has seemingly flown under the radar.
Mobile phones cannot be made without valuable minerals including carbon, calcium, silicon, iron, gold, copper, nickel, tin and aluminium.
A huge proportion of these minerals are obtained through mining which has negative environmental and social impacts and the manufacturing process itself is responsible for pumping high levels of CO2 into the atmosphere.
It has been predicted that by 2024 smartphone manufacturing will account for 14% of all CO2 emissions.
You can appeal to the ‘green pound’ of customers looking to shop with sustainable companies and do your bit for the environment by choosing to keep your business mobile phones for as long as you can and choosing refurbished phones when they need to be replaced.
The most sustainable phone you can have is the one you already own, buck the trend of the two year phone upgrade.
What does ‘refurbished phone’ actually mean?
There are different types of second-hand phone – preowned or used that are typically sold via eBay or Facebook Marketplace. Then there are refurbished or reconditioned – either manufacturer-refurbished or retailer-refurbished.
They have been fully reconditioned to be “as new” and often include a new battery or outer casing.
The crème de la crème of refurbished phones are called “A Grade” phones and that is the only phone that Your Coop Business Solutions will provide.
Grade A phones are virtually identical in condition to new phones, they have no marks on the outside and they often have the original box and accessories, including charger and headphones. They are often customer returns or unsold stock rather than trade ins.
The A Grade refurbished phones provided by Your Co-op Business Solutions are factory restored, arriving with a fresh OS and any previous information erased. They are exactingly refurbished devices that are indistinguishable from a brand new phone, free from scratches, dents and smears.
They also come with a 12 month warranty as standard and a 14 day returns window incase you change your mind. With freedom, flexibility and sustainability at the forefront of Your Coop Business Solutions they offer a wide range of SIM only and Pay Monthly mobile plans that provide businesses with the flexibility that they require.
Whether you’re looking for a preferred network, better coverage, or a specific contract length, they can help you find the right plan.