The Circular Economy
The circular economy is a systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is a model for the economy which maintains and recycles goods rather than the throw away culture of extracting raw materials, manufacturing and discarding after use.
Repairing rather than replacing plays a key role in the circular economy model. Keeping equipment in its original use for as long as possible is fundamental to this approach.
Maxey Moverley is able to repair and refurbish a wide variety of high end electronics, which avoids the need to replace with new items. Not only does this have a direct impact on reducing carbon emissions produced during manufacture, it also has a similar beneficial impact on reducing the raw materials used and the consequent impact on biodiversity and the natural world.
In addition to the manifest benefits of repairing, Maxey Moverley takes a circular economy approach to items which are not required for repair. In the first instance we carefully screen all such units for components that can be re-used in other repairs. This is not only less wasteful but it enables us to harvest old and obsolete components which are needed to keep equipment in extended serviceable life.
Items which would otherwise be scrapped are then broken down into their most basic components. We separate into their constituent elements metals, hard plastics, soft plastics, cardboard, cabling, printed circuit boards, batteries, and other elements. By doing this we make it economic for these to be collected for recycling. For example, printed circuit boards are broken down in constituent materials so that the precious metals can be recovered for re-use.