ICT can also use the circular model. In this sector, this means in particular that materials can be used over and over again, instead of just once. ICT waste used to be dumped en masse in third world countries. That’s why we guarantee that the maximum amount of ICT equipment will be reused.
Why is the product or service circular?
The VITO framework contract for public procurement offers covered entities the opportunity to reuse ICT equipment, apply leasing schemes, and bring them into the circular loop as much as possible through the possible mediation of the services provided by Close the Gap and Worldloop. Even better, the process is very simple.
Which circular strategies are applied?
Reduce total amount of materials: We always engineer the projects according to the best available technology, taking into account possible future projects at the end customer. This means we can guarantee that the amount of materials is always suitable for future expansions.
Extend the useful life: Through mediation with the services provided by Close the Gap and leasing/renting schemes. The catalogue contains the latest technological updates from the product portfolio, which mean manufacturers’ latest innovations are used optimally.
Maximise the reusability of a product or component: With the help of the mediation services provided by Close the Gap, we maximise the reuse of ICT equipment for new applications at other customers.