ChangeNOW 2021

Back Market
https://www.backmarket.com/
Circular Economy
France

Description

Launched in 2014 by Thibaud Hug de Larauze, Quentin Le Brouster, and Vianney Vaute, Back Market is the world’s leading dedicated renewed tech marketplace.

Our positive impact

Ultimately our mission is to make renewed electronics an attractive alternative to new electronics in order to decrease the environmental impact of tech and create a robust circular economy.

Latest News and Highlights

Since our launch in 2014, we have, with the help of our customers, prevented about 1,609 tons of electronic waste by keeping devices and appliances in circulation. This information is not only tracked by us but shared with customers so they understand the impact they are having by purchasing a used vs new electronics product.

Additional information

As a brand, Back Market stands for making it cool and easy for everyone to buy renewed electronic devices. Ultimately our mission is to make renewed electronics an attractive alternative to new electronics in order to decrease the environmental impact of tech and create a robust circular economy. To achieve this, we must change the mindset around purchasing “not-new” electronics devices. An integral component of the Back Market brand is linked to our impact on reducing the environmental impact of tech. We strive to do this by making it easy for consumers to keep electronics in circulation longer. We know if we can extend the lives of electronics for as long as possible this not only keeps them out of landfills but also makes the most use out of the energy and resources expended to create them. This is why we are working so hard to create more demand for refurbished electronics - so we can combat the overproduction (and over consumption) of new devices. 2020 has been a phenomenally unique year. Fortunately, this has had a positive impact on our efforts to shine a new light on tech and how we consume it. We're offering people more than just a way to buy electronics at a discount. We're putting power back into the consumers hands with a focus on the importance of a circular economy. We constantly educate and empowered consumers to act with their purchasing power and to understand the value of buying used electronics. And it's actually working!

Linked categories

Changing Habits
Circular Economy
Sustainable Materials & Products
Tech for change

We are operating in

Austria
Belgium
Finland
France
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
United States

Business Model

B2C

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