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Specialist in reconditioned Apple Computers

Sector: Waste

The solution

The project of Okamac takes the step to maximize the value of the products by performing deep refurbishing and repair operations for Apple products consisting of MacBook and iMAC. This action contributes to the valorization of the second-hand products enabling to optimize and prolong the useful life for IT devices.

Key impact

Carbon impact reduction
Carbon impact reduction
reconditioned computers per year
reconditioned computers per year
resource extraction per computer
- 77%
resource extraction per computer

The issue

Due to the era of digitalization, many electronic devices are created to serve the rising demand. The main products that continue to show promising growth in the manufacturing industry are laptops and desktop computers. Along with the accessories, the products are becoming more and more needed in human daily life. These increasing demands not only result in more resource depletion but also emit more GHGs to the atmosphere.

Sustainable Development Goals

Okamac expands IT asset lifetimes.
Okamac expands IT asset lifetimes.
Okamac highlights e-waste reduction and lower use of virgin materials.
Okamac highlights e-waste reduction and lower use of virgin materials.
Okamac promotes best-in-class circular practices.
Okamac promotes best-in-class circular practices.
Okamac has developed a state-of-the-art and unique know-how around 2nd life.
Okamac has developed a state-of-the-art and unique know-how around 2nd life.

Core Carbon Principles



All Okamac carbon credits are only available on Riverse registry. The carbon credits covers all the activities of Okamac.


Measurability & reality

The emissions avoided by the products and services implemented by Okamac are calculated from a comparative cradle-to-gate life cycle analysis on "global warming" criteria, according to ISO 14067.

The verification of carbon credits will be done by auditing the evidence associated with the following impact parameters or criteria:

  • number of items sold by category
  • rate of input/output repackaging by category
  • average transport per item


  • Regulatory additionality: The collection of this waste, which is usually thrown away, involves costs for transport, sorting and logistics. These costs are much higher because in the classical way, a large part of the waste is not collected.

  • Financial additionality: The financing obtained thanks to the carbon credits will support Okamac’s expansion and the implementation of several new processes in the future.  

  • Technological additonality: As Okamac takes into consideration the importance of research to improve and develop the performance of their operations, carbon credits will lead to more possibilities in expanding skilled-labors and technologies.



The avoided emissions correspond to emissions that will never be emitted because the substitution by reconditioned products allows to avoid a purchase (and thus a production and the associated emissions) and to extend the life span.

To each product reconditioned by Okamac, we can associate avoided emissions. The information can be checked through the data of the production management system (ERP).


Rebound effects

Expansion of the supply chain:

  • Identified risk: with the development of the refurbished market, the number of intermediaries is increasing, with service providers all over the world, thus increasing the probability that these parts will travel long distances.
  • Approach: Okamac is committed to a territorial deployment logic in order to bring the collection and reconditioning areas as close as possible to the retailers.

Production of new parts

  • Identified risk: the development of the reconditioning market may encourage ordering parts that travel long distances
  • Approach: Okamac encourages the use of locally available second-hand parts for reconditioning.  

Impulsively renewal of the devices

  • Identified risk: In order to supply the refurbished market with recent and good quality equipment, there could be a decrease in the duration of use of new equipment. In addition, buyers may feel less reluctant to change their equipment on a regular basis, and therefore do so more often.
  • Approach: Support customers in identifying devices that can remain in use and avoid a refurbishment cycle.

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