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Tech Data expands recycling and refurbishment services

TD Synnex company Tech Data has widened the capacity of its recycling and refurbishment services through new partnership agreements with specialist third-party suppliers such as HPE, IBM, NetApp and other enterprise vendors.

The distributor’s programme allows partners to offer end-user customers a simple way to trade in old or end-of-life products for refurbishment or recycling, with all components and materials disposed of properly and in line with environmental standards. 

Doing this also gives the customer some money back in their old IT equipment and devices, which can be applied to new systems and solutions.

Across Europe, Tech Data says it has taken more than 90,000 items for trade-in or refurbishment in an average month.

“Improving sustainability to move towards net zero carbon goals is on everyone’s agenda,” said Mark Glasspool (pictured), services director, UK and Ireland, at Tech Data. “There is tremendous interest in recycling and re-using of IT equipment and, with the enhanced range of options we are launching, our partners can help their customers even more.”

All IT equipment, from servers to smartphones, can now be traded in or handed over for safe and sustainable recycling or refurbishment in line with all government and industry standards.  

“We can work with partners to enable end-user customers to extend the lifecycle of their IT products and find really competitive trade-in options when they need to update or refresh their infrastructure. By doing this, partners can get a better return on their investments while moving towards their sustainability goals.”