We encourage a more strategic discussion with our clients on how to manage electronic product lifecycles, reimagine supply chains, extend the useful life of IT assets and reuse and recycle products.
Linear Material Model
Use and Dispose Model
Traditional supply chains assume virgin materials are used to manufacture new products, products are used and then discarded as waste.
The traditional linear materials economy model, where raw materials are mined, products are produced and landfilled at the end of their useful life, has proven to be unsustainable as the earth’s population continues to grow and we consume more products.
Circular Economy Model
Moving from an unsustainable linear model to a circular model is the path forward to avoid depleting finite raw material resources. Reusing and recycling retired IT assets and electronics enables companies to benefit from better environmental outcomes and improvement to the bottom line.
SLS Services Enable the Circular Economy
On behalf of our clients, SLS is responsible for discarded electronics. We refurbish, repair, remanufacture and restore equipment for continued useful life. In addition to facilitating reuse of electronic equipment, SLS also recycles equipment, transforming waste to raw material. Recycling diverts material from landfill or incineration and provides a feedstock for making next generation products.
Working together, SLS and our clients can challenge conventional models of design, manufacturing, distribution, reuse, and recycling, in an increasingly global, value-driven, competitive, regulated and resource-challenged marketplace.
Closed Loop Solutions
Measure, Then Act
Sims Sustainability Calculator serves as a decision tool in aligning client IT asset disposition program closer to their corporate sustainability goals.