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The Environmental Impact of TechSoup's Refurbished Hardware Program

Note: This post has been updated for 2022.

TechSoup's Refurbished Hardware Program has been going strong since 2006. Over that time, we've distributed over 160,000 refurbished devices, including desktop computers, laptops, LCD monitors, printers, smartphones, and tablets.

Because refurbishing extends the life of IT equipment, one of the most environmentally beneficial things that any of us can do is to acquire and use refurbished electronic devices of all kinds. The environmental impact of the TechSoup Refurbished Hardware Program surprised even us.

The TechSoup Refurbished Hardware Program has reduced 78,729 tons of greenhouse gases and resulted in environmental cost savings of nearly $34 million

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