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Manufacturing a new laptop is costly to the environment. Through a 5+ hour manufacturing process and 360-point quality check, Circular Computing's laptops deliver 97% of the performance and up to 40% cost savings compared to brand new models.
By their calculations, buying a laptop from Circular Computing as opposed to a new one saves 316 kg of CO2 emissions, 190 000 litres of water, and extraction of 1200 kg of the earth's resources, as well as creating zero e-waste.
Closing the loop
It's not clear if laptops can be sent back to be remanufactured a second time.