Why Refurbished Macs are Better for the Environment

David Hardy

Refurbished Macs may be better for the environment. But the following information aims to look further into this to show you just how important it is to be aware of our footprint on the earth. Many of the older generations say that children live in a ‘throw away’ society. There are so many options available to us. Furthermore, new versions and updates are readily available which means upgrades are always an option.

A lot of marketing aims to home in on this fact. They try to plant the seed that you don’t want to miss out on all of the new technology. But how different can it really be? It is relatively unknown and completely depends on how you use your device. But rest assured we all get to that point where we feel we deserve an upgrade.

Can Refurbished Macs Help control Electronic Waste?

There is a well-publicised and well-known growing electronic waste problem. As more and more technology is available we are purchasing more and replacing more. Think of your home and just how many electronic devices are in there. What happens to all of these when the times comes that they have either broken or need replacing? The sad fact is that a huge amount ends up in landfill or being burned. As you can imagine this has a terrible effect on the environment.

While sadly we will never be in full control of this, there are measures that you can take to assist the process. Apple are making great effort to support the process of using more recycled and renewable materials. Why?

Apple devices need raw materials. Mining of these materials creates carbon emissions and demand on local ecosystems. Buying a refurbished Mac will completely bypass this. Apple have publicised that up to 91% of any devices’ carbon footprint comes from its initial production and transport. Raw materials and other manufactured materials may come from different areas before the items are transported Globally to meet demand.

Here are some interested facts, published by Apple:

  • 230 million iPhones, 71 million iPads and 20 million Mac and MacBook units were sold in 2020
  • It sold 110 million AirPods and 43 million Apple Watches in 2020

Refurbishing devices helps to make already made products last longer. It goes a long way to tackle overconsumption and allows people a really great alternative to purchasing new. Our skilled and friendly team are on hand to help with any questions you my have when buying refurbished tech. Call today on 01625 415088.

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Mac Repairs

David Hardy

The service for Mac repairs is a really incredible provision. CheshireMacs are experts and fixing Macs. We offer affordable and reliable Mac repair services. The process is simple and straightforward and starts with you getting in touch. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your Mac issues or you can bring your Apple device to our shop. We will then look to offer free diagnostic service to offer your further details.

Knowledge is power and we always offer an open service. This makes sure that you, our client feels assured throughout the process. It may sometimes feel like a nerve-racking process, so it is part of our job to make sure that this is minimised. We feel confident that once you speak to us or meet us, that you will be instantly reassured.

Mac Repairs – Our Services

We offer a range of Apple Mac repairs. Each of which is designed to offer a solution for all needs. We offer both repair and support for our clients. Our services are designed to cater for customer’s everyday needs. What can you do to prepare for our repair service?

Firstly, it is really important to provide us with a really thorough description of the problem you are experiencing. This allows us to document everything correctly. A detailed description with as much information as possible will give us the best opportunity to fix the issue exhaustively. Letting us know when the issue started, whether it is intermittent or constant and what happens will direct us as to where to start looking to diagnose the repair.

Our Top Tips:

It is incredibly unlikely that a qualified technician will lose data when completing a repair. However, it is always a good idea to back up your data (if possible). We realise that valuable and irreplaceable data will often be stored on your Mac. Therefore, it is a good habit to get used to by backing up your data to an external hard drive or online storage system.

Another general top tip is to take a note of any log in details or software details. Again, it is advisable to ensure that these are kept in a safe and secure manner. Got questions? We are always on hand to help. Call us today on 01625 415088.

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