Introducing CO2Neutral

Get top-dollar value and carbon credits for securely disposing of your ageing & unwanted IT assets with the CO2Neutral program.

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Get Cash & Carbon Credits with CO2Neutral

The CO2Neutral program is the world’s leading asset disposition program that allows organizations to receive top-dollar value and carbon credits in exchange for their End-of-First-Life technology.

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How It Works

Asset Appraisal

Contact us to identify the End-of-First-Life technology (ageing and unwanted IT assets) you are looking to dispose of – you could be sitting on a potential goldmine! We will provide you with an asset appraisal detailing what your assets are worth.

Trade & Sanitize

Upon acceptance of our offer, we securely pick-up and transport your IT assets to our ISO-Certified processing facility where they are audited, tested, de-branded and wiped clean in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization.

Get Paid

We convert your securely sanitized assets into cash by selling them through our sales channels. We also generate certified carbon credits using our proprietary carbon credit generation protocol. The cash and carbon credits generated are then transferred back to you.

Why Go CO2Neutral?

Get Cash Back

Receive cash back for the resale value of your refurbished IT assets and offset the cost of new CO2Neutral technology.

Save Money

Save thousands of dollars in storage and disposal costs by trading in your unused IT assets using the CO2Neutral program.

Earn Carbon Credits

Offset your carbon footprint and add legitimacy and legacy to your CO2e reduction goals with CSA-Registered Carbon Credits.

Boost Brand Image

Proudly claim you are making carbon-neutral IT decisions at a time of growing consumer and corporate demand for green products.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

Reduce stress and take comfort in knowing your sensitive data has been appropriately removed with a NIST-compliant data wipe.

Differentiate from your Competitors

Change the conversation in the IT industry with the CO2Neutral feel-good, no-brainer selling proposition. Join your peers and get on board.

Be Part of the Green Movement

Be part of the green product trend that is a growing demand for consumers and one that every company is talking about.

Industry Leading Security & Data Sanitization

Secure Pick-Up & Transport

  • Dedicated truck and crew with background check
  • Direct, dock-to-dock transfer

Secure ISO-Certified Processing Facility (9001:2015)

  • Detailed unit counts
  • Serial numbers and asset tags scanned and stored
  • 24/7 video and guard surveillance

Data Wipe & De-Brand

  • Assets de-branded
  • NIST 800-88 data wiping protocol performed
  • Data destroyed on all recycled devices
  • Data wipe and destruction certificates issued

What Are Carbon Credits?

By refurbishing technology that would otherwise be recycled, the need for manufacturing new technology (a process that creates carbon emissions) is eliminated, therefore generating a carbon credit.

A carbon credit represents a measurement of reduced carbon emissions achieved by one party, which can be purchased and used to compensate (offset) the emissions of another party.

Companies such as HSBC, Nike, Co-Operators Inc., and Bank of Montreal are already leveraging carbon credits to reduce their carbon footprints. But unlike costly approaches to carbon offsetting, which involve buying carbon offsets from third parties, our CO2Neutral program enables you to self-generate carbon credits by trading in your EOFL technology, and earn money while doing so.

CO2Neutral Partners

Our industry-leading technology partners include:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is carbon neutral?

Carbon neutrality, also referred to as having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to a party’s achievement of a balance between the amount of carbon it emits and the carbon emissions it offsets. Purchasing carbon credits, along with strategies to reduce carbon emissions, is how carbon neutrality is typically achieved.
Source: Wikipedia

Why does carbon neutrality matter to me?

Carbon emissions cause climate change. The Paris Agreement “aims to respond to the global climate change threat by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels…”. In order to reach this goal, all organizations need to significantly reduce their carbon emissions. For those emissions that cannot be reduced, carbon offsetting is a valid way to meet targets. You can easily become carbon neutral and do your part to fight global climate change.

How does a carbon credit make my new computer carbon neutral?

With one carbon credit, you are able to offset the carbon dioxide emission (CO2e) equivalents that the manufacture and shipment of a new computer would create. This carbon credit offsets the carbon it takes to produce the computer from cradle-to-gate.

What is End-of-First-Life™?

End-of-First-Life™ (EOFL™) is a term used to highlight that technology has more than one life or use. Through the process of refurbishment and resale, the CO2Neutral™ program facilitates a “second life” for end-of-life technology that would otherwise be retired from use and either recycled or sent to landfill.

Can I use a carbon credit in the purchase of refurbished equipment to make it carbon neutral?

Yes! If you elect to purchase refurbished technology, you can apply a carbon credit to make it CO2Neutral™.

What happens to the carbon credit after it's been applied to my technology or business?

Each registered carbon credit is assigned a serial number and, once applied to offset emissions, is retired from the CleanProjects® Registry – no further action is required. They are not transferable or re-useable once they are retired.

What is the difference between a voluntary carbon credit and a compliant carbon credit?

The carbon market is divided into two segments.

The first segment is the compliance carbon market, which includes government-regulated programs (e.g., the Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act) that require countries and large industries to reduce their emissions. Carbon offsets sold through these programs are regulated to ensure a certain level of quality and to enforce restrictions on project types and locations.

The second segment is the voluntary carbon market. As its name suggests, the voluntary market covers carbon offset trading that is not required by government regulation as a part of mandatory greenhouse gas reduction programs. The voluntary market serves individuals, businesses, and organizations that aren’t legally required by governments to reduce their emissions, but choose to voluntarily take responsibility for their climate impact. Some well-known businesses and organizations that are voluntarily purchasing carbon offsets to reduce their carbon footprint include HSBC, Nike, Co-Operators Inc., and Bank of Montreal.

Where do my End-of-First-Life™ products go and what happens to them?

EOFL™ products are collected and securely shipped to Tech Data. There, they are triaged based on condition, age, and resale potential. Next, all data-bearing units are wiped according to NIST 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization. Data wipe certificates that correspond to each device’s serial number are generated and provided. A legal copy of Microsoft Windows 10 is loaded onto the units that are resold into various markets, including education, online, and small/medium-sized businesses. Technology that cannot be refurbished is sent to the CO2Neutral™ program’s EPRA-approved recycler, eCycle Solutions for environmentally sound recycling.

What type of technology can you find value in?

We have a dedicated sales team that finds value in all types of technology. Assets such as desktops, notebooks, servers, printers, smartphones, networking, storage, etc all have resale value.

Why go carbon neutral?

Going carbon neutral is an easy way to take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions we create every time we drive our cars, take a plane, or turn on our computers. It’s based on the principle that, since climate change is a global problem, an emission reduction made elsewhere has the same positive effect as one made locally.
Source: David Suzuki Foundation

What is a carbon credit?

A carbon credit represents a measurement of reduced carbon emissions achieved by one party, which can be purchased and used to compensate (offset) the emissions of another party.
Source: David Suzuki Foundation

How do credits get generated through the CO2Neutral™ program?

By collecting, refurbishing and reselling End-of-First-Life™ technology, the CO2Neutral™ program reduces the need for new technology. Thus, the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) associated with the production and manufacturing of new technology (e.g., extracting of raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, etc.) are never incurred. The entire refurbishment and resale process is documented and verified, after which carbon credits are generated and registered with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

How do I know my data will be protected?

Data protection is the top priority of the CO2Neutral™ program. As part of the program, data security is divided into four areas:

  1. Transportation: Complete security, from pick-up to drop-off (optional).
  2. Storage: ISO-certified processing facility (9001:2015) with 24/7 video surveillance and guard monitoring.
  3. Data Wipe: NIST 800-88-compliant wipe for all data bearing devices, and full de-branding. Wipe certificates provided.
  4. Data Destruction: Assets destined for recycling destroyed. Certificates of destruction provided.

How do I know the CO2Neutral™ program's carbon credits are real?

The program’s carbon credits are registered and serialized as Verified Emission Reductions/Removals (VERRs) with the CleanProjects® Registry, operated by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Certificates for carbon credits are issued. All offsets are generated in accordance with ISO 14064-2 and independently verified in accordance with ISO 14064-3 standards.

Can I purchase a carbon credit?

Yes! You can get in touch with us for more information on purchasing carbon credits.

Can my carbon credit be part of the regulated cap and trade program?

Only compliant carbon credits can be used in the cap and trade program. The CO2Neutral™ carbon credits are voluntary credits, which many companies use worldwide to help reduce their overall carbon footprint.

How do I know if my End-of-First-Life™ product has any value?

Generally, it will depend on the age and condition of the product. This is why it is important to place your EOFL™ unit into a reuse program as soon as you have finished with it.

Does anything go to landfill?

Technology that cannot be refurbished is secured by Tech Data and sent for recycling by the CO2Neutral™ program’s EPRA-approved recycler, eCycle Solutions.

What is carbon neutral?

Carbon neutrality, also referred to as having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to a party’s achievement of a balance between the amount of carbon it emits and the carbon emissions it offsets. Purchasing carbon credits, along with strategies to reduce carbon emissions, is how carbon neutrality is typically achieved.
Source: Wikipedia

Why go carbon neutral?

Going carbon neutral is an easy way to take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions we create every time we drive our cars, take a plane, or turn on our computers. It’s based on the principle that, since climate change is a global problem, an emission reduction made elsewhere has the same positive effect as one made locally.
Source: David Suzuki Foundation

Why does carbon neutrality matter to me?

Carbon emissions cause climate change. The Paris Agreement “aims to respond to the global climate change threat by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels…”. In order to reach this goal, all organizations need to significantly reduce their carbon emissions. For those emissions that cannot be reduced, carbon offsetting is a valid way to meet targets. You can easily become carbon neutral and do your part to fight global climate change.

What is a carbon credit?

A carbon credit represents a measurement of reduced carbon emissions achieved by one party, which can be purchased and used to compensate (offset) the emissions of another party.
Source: David Suzuki Foundation

How does a carbon credit make my new computer carbon neutral?

With one carbon credit, you are able to offset the carbon dioxide emission (CO2e) equivalents that the manufacture and shipment of a new computer would create. This carbon credit offsets the carbon it takes to produce the computer from cradle-to-gate.

How do credits get generated through the CO2Neutral™ program?

By collecting, refurbishing and reselling End-of-First-Life™ technology, the CO2Neutral™ program reduces the need for new technology. Thus, the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) associated with the production and manufacturing of new technology (e.g., extracting of raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, etc.) are never incurred. The entire refurbishment and resale process is documented and verified, after which carbon credits are generated and registered with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

How do I know my data will be protected?

Data protection is the top priority of the CO2Neutral™ program. As part of the program, data security is divided into four areas:

  1. Transportation: Complete security, from pick-up to drop-off (optional).
  2. Storage: ISO-certified processing facility (9001:2015) with 24/7 video surveillance and guard monitoring.
  3. Data Wipe: NIST 800-88-compliant wipe for all data bearing devices, and full de-branding. Wipe certificates provided.
  4. Data Destruction: Assets destined for recycling destroyed. Certificates of destruction provided.

What is End-of-First-Life™?

End-of-First-Life™ (EOFL™) is a term used to highlight that technology has more than one life or use. Through the process of refurbishment and resale, the CO2Neutral™ program facilitates a “second life” for end-of-life technology that would otherwise be retired from use and either recycled or sent to landfill.

How do I know the CO2Neutral™ program's carbon credits are real?

The program’s carbon credits are registered and serialized as Verified Emission Reductions/Removals (VERRs) with the CleanProjects® Registry, operated by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Certificates for carbon credits are issued. All offsets are generated in accordance with ISO 14064-2 and independently verified in accordance with ISO 14064-3 standards.

Can I use a carbon credit in the purchase of refurbished equipment to make it carbon neutral?

Yes! If you elect to purchase refurbished technology, you can apply a carbon credit to make it CO2Neutral™.

Can I purchase a carbon credit?

Yes! You can get in touch with us for more information on purchasing carbon credits.

What happens to the carbon credit after it's been applied to my technology or business?

Each registered carbon credit is assigned a serial number and, once applied to offset emissions, is retired from the CleanProjects® Registry – no further action is required. They are not transferable or re-useable once they are retired.

Can my carbon credit be part of the regulated cap and trade program?

Only compliant carbon credits can be used in the cap and trade program. The CO2Neutral™ carbon credits are voluntary credits, which many companies use worldwide to help reduce their overall carbon footprint.

What is the difference between a voluntary carbon credit and a compliant carbon credit?

The carbon market is divided into two segments.

The first segment is the compliance carbon market, which includes government-regulated programs (e.g., the Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act) that require countries and large industries to reduce their emissions. Carbon offsets sold through these programs are regulated to ensure a certain level of quality and to enforce restrictions on project types and locations.

The second segment is the voluntary carbon market. As its name suggests, the voluntary market covers carbon offset trading that is not required by government regulation as a part of mandatory greenhouse gas reduction programs. The voluntary market serves individuals, businesses, and organizations that aren’t legally required by governments to reduce their emissions, but choose to voluntarily take responsibility for their climate impact. Some well-known businesses and organizations that are voluntarily purchasing carbon offsets to reduce their carbon footprint include HSBC, Nike, Co-Operators Inc., and Bank of Montreal.

How do I know if my End-of-First-Life™ product has any value?

Generally, it will depend on the age and condition of the product. This is why it is important to place your EOFL™ unit into a reuse program as soon as you have finished with it.

Where do my End-of-First-Life™ products go and what happens to them?

EOFL™ products are collected and securely shipped to Tech Data. There, they are triaged based on condition, age, and resale potential. Next, all data-bearing units are wiped according to NIST 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization. Data wipe certificates that correspond to each device’s serial number are generated and provided. A legal copy of Microsoft Windows 10 is loaded onto the units that are resold into various markets, including education, online, and small/medium-sized businesses. Technology that cannot be refurbished is sent to the CO2Neutral™ program’s EPRA-approved recycler, eCycle Solutions for environmentally sound recycling.

Does anything go to landfill?

Technology that cannot be refurbished is secured by Tech Data and sent for recycling by the CO2Neutral™ program’s EPRA-approved recycler, eCycle Solutions.

What type of technology can you find value in?

We have a dedicated sales team that finds value in all types of technology. Assets such as desktops, notebooks, servers, printers, smartphones, networking, storage, etc all have resale value.

Contact Us for More Information

Are you curious what your aged and unused IT assets are worth and how many carbon credits they will generate? Unlock the hidden value of your organization and contact us today.