Series 1, episode 4 of the Sustainability Champions Podcast 🎙
Introducing Anthony Levy, Founder & CEO of Circularity First a company that specialises in helping businesses design, build, manage and quantify IT infrastructures with a circular mindset.
Circularity First Group have been working across sustainable IT for over 14 years. At their origin they knew that systematic change was required. Now, as the wider business community assesses its carbon footprint, others are realising it too.
Numbers suggest that IT contributes between 5% and 20% to a company’s Scope 3 carbon footprint. With 80% of that carbon coming from manufacturing, Circularity First has extended the life of what we have and stem the tide on new. For their founder and their team it’s their belief that ‘It’s now or never.’
Circularity First works with both vendors and customers and over 14 years have achieved:
- Preventing 850,000 KGs of technology equipment from becoming eWaste, the equivalent of 6 blue whales.
- This year, 2022 Circularity First is on track to prevent 1 mio KGs from ending up in landfill
- Of the networking products they sell, 99% are sourced from manufactured, reused and redeployed authorised programmes.
- As a company they aim to be carbon neutral by the end of 2022.
- Using science-based targets they also aim to be net zero by 2030.
In this episode, the CEO of Circularity First, Anthony Levy raises an interesting point; ‘How many sustainable IT companies can we name?’ As an industry it is contributing to massive energy use & carbon footprint, requires extensive mining for minerals and leaves an environmental cost with roughly $62.5 billion of electronic waste thrown away each year.
A conversation we have not addressed yet on this channel, we are delighted to announce that this week’s podcast episode will look at how the industry can be more circular, environmentally friendly and how Circularity First aims to address the main issues centred on the industry over the coming years.
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Presented by: Daniel Hartz
Produced by: Daniel Hartz & Peter Donnelly
Video Edit by: Abdallah Raddadi
Sustainability Champions Ltd.
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