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Refurbed electronics: as good as new, or even better

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Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Austria
City: 
Vienna

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
No
Start/End date: 
02/2017
Ongoing: 
Yes

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Description: 

Refurbed is an online marketplace for refurbished electronics, like second-hand phones, laptops and tablets.

Refurbed products look like new, are 40% cheaper and use 70% less CO2 than the equivalent new product. Through rigorous quality controls, minimum 1-year warranty and a 30-day test phase, Refurbed ensures the high quality of its products. This way, Refurbed enables its customers to combine the quality and security of a new product with the sustainability and low price of a used one and prove that "sustainable" does not have to be more expensive.

Moreover, Refurbed plants a tree for every sold product, making the purchase CO2-positive.

It is Refurbed's mission to make refurbished electronics the norm and to bring a refurbished product into every household in Europe. Refurbed is also present in Germany, Italy and Poland.

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Main results: 
  1. Increased public awareness of "refurbished" as a trustworthy and sustainable product category
  2. Through refurbishing: savings of circa 5.6 tons of CO2 (the refurbishment process uses 70% less CO2 compared to the production of a new product), and prevention of circa 16 tons of electronic waste
  3. Planted more than 200 000 trees with Refurbed's partner Eden Reforestation Projects.