New production of IT equipment requires large amounts of natural resources. In addition to the material consumption itself, the many kilos of chemicals, thousands of litres of water, and large amounts of energy, CO2 is also released into the atmosphere.
The production itself accounts for up to 80% of the CO2 emissions in the course of the product's lifetime. By recycling, emissions from production, transport from the country of production, and waste treatment are saved.
Overall, it provides a CO2 saving per product.