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SNEW Telecom – Circular telecoms and IT equipment with a social heart

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Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Netherlands
City: 
Boxtel

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Submitted by: 
Holland Circular Hotspot
Start/End date: 
01/2013
Ongoing: 
Yes
Description: 

Refurbishing ICT equipment

Martijn van Engelen founded SNEW in 2013 because he believed that business had to be different and more sustainable. Years before that, the team started as a wholesaler of refurbished telecoms but, wanting to do better, circularity became SNEW's new business model.

ICT equipment is expensive. By working with SNEW, businesses get a fair share of their money back from all used equipment including outdated products. SNEW processes the used equipment and gives it a second life.

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Main results: 
  • SNEW has processed over 200 000 products, giving them a second life
  • Along the way, SNEW has built some great partnerships with NGOs, universities, governments and several key players in the ICT industry
  • SNEW won the Circular Award for the manufacturing industry in 2018.
  • SNEW is currently looking for new partnerships with European companies along the ICT chain.