THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY HUB

The Circular Economy HUB is our state of art IT asset disposition facility in Jomvu.

IT asset disposition, or ITAD is the process of how and where to dispose or re-manufacture IT-hardware. The Circular Economy HUB is the first fully automated ICT Assembly and manufacturing plant at the Kenyan coast. Here we assemble computer components, mobile devices, spare parts, and other tech devices into affordable ‘made in Kenya’ nearly new computer devices. These devices will be used in educational, medical and social projects.

THE PROCESS

After the devices arrive in the harbor, we take them to the Circular Economy HUB. The process starts by unpacking the container. We “check in” all the devices. By checking in we check the state of the devices, the specifications and register them in our stock system. After this they go through different kind of processes. We call the processes: teardown, monitor, mobility, and data wipe. At the teardown all broken devices, are processed. These are devices that cannot be re-manufactured. We take them a-part and we dispose the e-waste safely. At monitor, we process and test all screens. At the mobility part we process mobile tablets and mobile phones. Behind this we have the data wipe area in this area we “data wipe” the devices. Data wiping is key in our process. Data wiping means overwriting the data on a particular hard drive to such an extent that the original data is unreadable. The benefit of data wiping, aside from protecting company data, is that you can completely reuse the original hard drive. We use a special program called Blanco to do this. After the data wipe process the devices are ready, we validate them in the system and pack and store them waiting for a new destination. After we found a new destination for the devices, we install them with the needed software. Then we pack the devices, and they will be picked up or delivered to start a new valuable life.
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