UK tech retailer Currys is addressing e-waste with refurbished tech

UK tech retailer Currys is tackling e-waste by offering refurbished technology on their website. The initiative is a response to environmental concerns and demand for second-hand tech, especially laptops. Customers benefit from savings, and the move helps prevent products from going to landfills.

Currys, one of the UK’s leading technology retailer, announced that it is trialling sales of refurbished technology on its website. The initiative arises amid the growing environmental awareness of the British public and the challenges posed by the exponential increase in the cost of living.

Second-hand tech sales have been in high demand, particularly refurbished laptops, with 80% of advertised products selling within the first week of sales. In addition to providing savings for customers, purchasing refurbished tech prevents good products from ending in landfills.