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The British company, Circular Computing, working in the field of portable and used computer recycling, has inaugurated the expansion of its production facility in the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), to extend over an area of 27,460 square metres. The investment cost of the expansion amounts to 8 million dirhams, which is sufficient to absorb a production capacity to recycle an average of 50,000 laptop computers per month, during the next two years. The expansion creates 300 new job opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah.
This came during the inauguration ceremony of the expansion, in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Managing Director of RAKEZ, and Simon Penny, Consul General of the United Kingdom to the UAE.
On the other hand, Circular Computing has received a quality certificate from the British Standards Institution “BSI Kite Mark”, to be the first in the world to obtain a quality certificate on its production line used to recycle laptop computers, to show it as similar or better. One of its new counterparts, in terms of outward appearance and performance.
BSI Kite Mark is a quality mark owned by the British Standards Institution, which certifies quality for products and services whose standards exceed basic requirements.
The recycling processes used in Circular Computing contribute to creating a clean and sustainable environmental climate, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 316 kilograms, and reducing the consumption of 1,200 kilograms of natural resources and 190,000 liters of water. The company also takes the initiative to plant a tree for every computer sold, as the number of trees that have been planted is estimated at 200 thousand trees, which help absorb the equivalent of 120 million kilograms of carbon dioxide, from the layers of the atmosphere, as an indication that the company’s products are completely free of substance carbon.
Rod Neal, founder of Circular Computing, said: “In 2015, we made the decision to establish the world’s first sustainable plant, serving the goals we had set for the plant, to excel in laptop recycling.
He added, “Receiving a quality certificate from the British Standards Institution represents a starting point for a new journey in our company’s journey towards developing modern technology and acquiring new skills that help us in recycling used computers that work with the same efficiency as new devices.”
Ramy Gallad, CEO of RAKEZ Group, said: “We are proud of our customers’ achievements and the expansion of their business in accordance with their deliberate plans, as Circular Computing represents a living and successful model of sustainability in the business environment that we provide in a way that allows them to benefit from available, innovative and customizable business solutions. , in order to support their business.
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