Our premise is that our electronics get a new life instead of ending up in the trash.
Circular economy is an economic model aimed at using resources as efficiently as possible and minimizing waste. It is a more sustainable approach to production and consumption that considers the environment and conserves resources to prevent them from going to waste.
At Mentech, we use the following model to ensure that we contribute as much as possible to a circular economy. We save electronics from being unnecessarily scrapped, repair what we can, and sell them again. This way, we can be useful to consumers who want to make a green effort and at the same time have good IT at an affordable price.
Our solution model creates new opportunities for a more sustainable lifecycle of consumer electronics.
The concept of Mentech ECO differs from the use-and-throw-away culture. Therefore, we use functional components to repair defective electronics, renew it, and send it back to the consumer through repair or sale. If there is no possibility of giving the electronics new life, Mentech assists with proper and environmentally friendly disposal.
Repair and Service
At Mentech, we perform over 100,000 electronic repairs annually. This means that we save the environment from approximately 50,000 tons of CO2 emissions by repairing, refurbishing, and reselling electronics instead of producing new ones. We repair and service all types of mobile phones, tablets, computers, and other electronic devices. We are authorized service providers for Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Acer, Motorola, and Gorunner.
Over 90% of Danish households own computers and smartphones. In 2016, studies showed that up to 60% of Danes tended to replace their mobile phone to have the latest top model. However, it appears that today more people keep their phone for more than 3 years. Mentech ECO’s mission is to meet people’s needs and desire to renew their electronic products in an environmentally friendly way.
Production of new electronics
When producing new electronics, precious raw materials are used and processed. Most electronics, for example, consist of metals that are only found in limited quantities and often in areas such as China or Africa. The raw materials are often extracted under environmentally and health hazardous conditions, which also require a lot of energy.
When the finished products have to be transported from the production site to the final distribution channel, which will resell to the consumer, it is also a significant climate burden. In Denmark alone, trucks emit nearly 2 million tons of CO2 annually.
“The European Commission has estimated that increased resource efficiency across the value chain can reduce material consumption by 17-24% by 2030 and save the European industry €30 billion, which also entails growth potential for Danish companies that can contribute with their expertise in the circular economy.”
– Danish Standard 2022 .
Clear solutions that contribute to the circular economy.
Mentech ECO 1
A fixed unit price for collection/responsible disposal of IT scrap.
Mentech ECO 2
Fixed kilo price for collection/responsible disposal of IT scrap, including all units being checked for data.
Mentech ECO Drive
Scheduled pickup round-trip
Mentech ECO Wipe
All data on the device is erased, followed by destruction of the device.
Mentech ECO Recycle
We take the functional components of your IT scrap with value to produce new consumer electronics. IT scrap without value is handled with ECO Wipe.
Our modern Ultrasonic Lab can clean liquid-damaged electronics and give them new life again. Payment is only made upon successful cleaning.
Learn more about our responsible, environmentally friendly disposal of old IT scrap.
Mentech’s company strategy is based on extending the lifespan of electronic products as much as possible. Our assumption is that our electronics are given a new life instead of ending up in the trash. If the defective electronics cannot be saved, we ensure that they are scrapped properly and in an environmentally friendly manner.
When we repair and reuse electronics, we avoid producing new goods. This means that we reduce the CO2 emissions and the depletion of the earth’s resources. We ensure the creation of a circular economy, where resources that would otherwise have ended up in the trash become part of the value chain and are reused in production.