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October 2020

Why buy refurbished electronics?

Western society is a throwaway society. It’s a sad but true fact of life and nowhere is this more apparent than with electronics. In Europe 100 million phones are thrown away each year, with an overwhelming amount of them ending up incinerated or in a landfill. Thirty million computers meet a similar grim fate in the USA, putting toxic electronic waste into the soil and carbon emissions into our atmosphere. The constant clamour for new tech hits us hard in our pockets but hits our planet even harder.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Tech companies have no interest in putting this right but you can have a huge impact by breaking free from the shiny new chains of quick consumption and the corporate chants of “Brand new! Brand new!”. Here we take a look at some of the main reasons why buying refurbished should be the default and not the alternative.

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Wout, Business Developer Netherlands and Belgium at Back Market

Hello! Who are you?

Hello! My name is Wout, although people in Paris prefer to call me Waoud or Voot. I studied applied economics/marketing in Belgium, before going on an Erasmus trip and taking an internship in sales in Berlin.

After Berlin, I moved to Paris for my first real job as a business developer at TextMaster. That was two years ago, et voilà, now I’ve been at Back Market for 7 months.

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