The Case for Circularity

Data center growth has played a significant role in our current climate crisis. At the root are decades of new hardware manufacturing patterns that generate massive amounts of eWaste and CO2.

Decarbonizing the infrastructure that’s powering exciting advancements in technology — things like cloud computing, AI and IoT — on a global scale will take more than green energy and carbon offsets. We have to conciously and collectively shift away from manufacturing brand new equipment to more responsible, sustainable – and profitable – growth models.

Read Aidin’s article “Climate Change Demands Industry Change” in Forbes.


“ITRenew is applying circular economics and sustainable tech to slash e-waste and CO2, open up new financial opportunities for our customers, and change how the data center industry sources, designs, uses, and reuses IT hardware.”

-Aidin Aghamiri, CEO ITRenew

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Energy Isn’t the Only Renewable Resource

ITRenew is determined to make sustainably-sourced, zero-carbon infrastructure the worldwide data center standard. We’re designing eWaste and CO2 out of new infrastructure by securely decommissioning technology from the world’s leading global cloud companies, and transforming it into high-value, high demand, component, compute and storage solutions.

These new closed loop supply chains bring previously out-of-reach technology to the broader market and delivers significant economic and sustainability advantages, all without creating any new carbon, pulling scarce resources from the ground, or firing up factories.

This is an opportunity of scale.


Tons of equipment deferred from waste streams


Of data forecasted to be created in 2025


Recertified hardware market currently blocked


CO2e impact potential


Of global population not online

ITRenew President Ali Fenn discusses the global circular IT opportunity & imperative

Technology drives humanity forward, solving problems and creating opportunity. But it also creates environmental and societal challenges that can’t be ignored. The global IT industry is responsible for 4% of global emissions and on track to double by 2025. With those high stakes, a focus on operational energy efficiency isn’t enough. We’re only solving 1/3 of the environmental impact puzzle if we don’t also assess the pre-use (embodied) and post-EOL costs of massive infrastructure scaling.



Based on research, interviews and ITRenew’s market expertise, the report focuses on a circular data center model that maximizes the economic life and sustainability of data center hardware.

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