An intelligent secondary use of disused hardware makes ecological sense. This means that fewer new devices have to be produced, which directly saves raw materials and energy. Instead of scrapping laptops that are no longer used, the INSTART group has for the first time passed on some of its old devices to the "Computerspende Regensburg". The discarded laptops are still fully functional, but do not meet the current requirements of the individual companies (e.telligent, digitalwerk, ip camp, CUBE brand communications, INSTART consult) - for example because some security updates are no longer supported - in any case much too good to end up in the trash.
e.telligent employee Andreas therefore made contact with "Computerspende Regensburg", who were very happy about the donation. The volunteers there now refurbish the laptops and pass them on to those in need or non-profit organizations. Beforehand, the IT experts from our digital shared service provider at INSTART consult erased all data and removed the hard drive to remove any sensitive company data.
Also in the future, it is the goal of INSTART group to donate reusable hardware instead of throwing it away in order to save resources and avoid electronic waste.