Our devices have a high carbon footprint. Manufacturing technology has a high ecological cost in materials as well as pollution which is terrible. Companies are making in roads to change this though by using more sustainable practices. Omega and Circular Computing have teamed up to bring sustainable machines to Austria.
Sustainable and ethically produced technology is very hard to come by as many of the materials used in laptops and computers are gathered in unethical ways. Plus e-waste is a huge problem with thousands of devices being tossed every day. Circular Computing takes some of these devices, dismantles, cleans, and puts them back together for new use.
This process keeps these devices out of landfills and reduces the need for brand new materials. Not every company is utilizing these sorts of methods but the more companies do, the better for everyone.