As consumers and brands become more environmentally conscious, creating greener events has become more of a priority for event planners. Reducing supply chain demands with technology rentals is one of the most practical ways for planners to produce more eco-friendly events. In a well-functioning supply chain, every purchase triggers the system to produce additional products to keep pace with demand. Electronics manufacturing can have a serious impact on the environment, making the way you source your event technology a key factor in helping to reduce the overall demand for products to be manufactured. Here are just a few ways that technology rentals help to reduce the environmental impacts of technology production while helping you produce amazing events.
Lessen supply chain demand
Did you know that 70-80% of the carbon footprint of a personal computer’s lifespan happens during the manufacturing process? From the use of non-renewable energy sources to planned obsolescence and use of hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing to wasteful resource consumption, the electronics manufacturing industry’s environmental report card is less than stellar.
When you place a technology rental order, the supply chain is not signaled to manufacture a new product, limiting the number of new products that a manufacturer produces. If you’re only using a device for a single event or a limited number of times, purchasing technology creates more waste and leaves your event with a larger carbon footprint.
Environmentally conscious and cutting edge
Being environmentally conscious shouldn’t put your event at a disadvantage. With technology rentals, you can minimize the environmental impact of your event without sacrificing quality.
Conducting election surveys or getting polling data for a candidate often requires hundreds of smartphones or tablets. Though your less environmentally-friendly competition may opt to purchase equipment and create a huge ‘pull order’ in the supply chain, your company can be out there in full force while staying true to your green commitment with smart device technology rentals.
Not only do technology rentals reduce the demand on the supply chain, they can also help make your events greener by eliminating waste. Hundreds of pages of check-in sheets or paper questionnaires can be replaced with just a few Chromebook laptop rentals or iPad kiosk rentals – saving you time and speeding up your event processes. Read our article on 4 Eco-Friendly Event Planning Tips to learn even more about how technology rentals can help your event go green and save you money.
Put tech to better use
Rental technology, like MacBook rentals and iPhone rentals, typically see many more uses in their lifetime than purchased technologies. When a single event planning firm purchases an iPad, they will use that tech for a limited number of uses for a limited amount of time.
Green rental technologies, however, are used for a wide variety of purposes and a limited supply can be used to satisfy a large number of events while creating less demand on the supply chain and reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing. Providing nationwide local delivery of devices also reduces the need for shipping devices long distances, further limiting your carbon footprint.
Tech with a purpose
During their lifespan, your 50 iPad rentals may have been used for a branding campaign or your 100 iPhone 6 rentals may have been used in a massive marketing survey. Your VR headset rentals may even have been used to teach surgeons the latest surgery techniques. Instead of the supply chain producing a device for each of these events, only one device was required. No matter their journey before reaching your event, technology rentals have helped to reduce the environmental impact of your event by limiting the demand on the supply chain – and that’s something we can all be a little happier about.
Whether your event is in Destin, Florida or Boston, Massachusetts, Rentacomputer.com can meet all of your laptop, tablet, audiovisual, and Wi-Fi hotspot rental needs to help make your event a little greener. Just let us know the equipment that you need and our technicians will ensure that all of your event technology rentals are delivered and set up on time at your event. We can even work with your venue to ensure that all of your rentals are compatible with any existing onsite equipment. Get a quote for all your equipment rental needs today!
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