Launch of “TCO Certified Edge, E-Waste Compensated” certification

Amsterdam • 3. April 2020

Launch of “TCO Certified Edge, E-Waste Compensated” certification

Closing the Loop has developed a new business model of waste compensation by collecting e-waste in developing countries on behalf of organisations in Europe.

Closing the Loop has developed a new business model of waste compensation by collecting e-waste in developing countries on behalf of organisations in Europe. TCO Development now gives purchasing organisations the opportunity to take responsibility for the e-waste they generate through the same compensation model.

When procurers buy an IT product certified according to the TCO Certified Edge, E-waste Compensated certification, an equivalent amount of e-waste is collected in a country lacking in safe recycling systems and transported to a recycling plant compliant with strict environmental criteria. This way the environment is protected from hazardous substances and fair job opportunities are created locally.

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