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New vs. Refurbished: The Environmental Impact of the Tech Industry.
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New vs. Refurbished: The Environmental Impact of the Tech Industry.

The production and end-of-life disposal of our smartphones, computers and other modern tech have a dramatic impact on the environment, which can often be overlooked when compared to other environmental issues. Half of the carbon emissions from the digital sector (making up 4% of global emissions) come from the production of devices like these, and buying them refurbished, while not a perfect solution, can help to significantly limit their environmental impact. We’d like to tell you a little more about that.

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Back Market gets B Corp status
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We’re officially a B Corp

Back Market has received B Corp status, joining companies like Patagonia as a certified "Benefit Company." Learn what this means for Back Market, and for you, as a customer of Back Market.

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What’s the difference between a locked and unlocked phone?
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What’s the difference between a locked and unlocked phone?

Published May 9, 2023 - What’s the difference between a locked and unlocked phone? We break it down to help you find the right phone for you.

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What does refurbished mean for the environment?
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The environmental impact of refurbished tech

Published Jan 25, 2023

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Back Market has prevented 1 million tons of carbon
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We’ve prevented 1 million tons of carbon emissions

Published Mar 30, 2023 - Does choosing Back Market really prevent environmental damage? It definitely does, all thanks to purchases made by you. We've just hit 1 million tons of prevented CO2e.

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Philanthropy: How We Give Back
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Philanthropy at Back Market

Published January 13, 2023 - How Back Market gives back

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What does refurbished mean? Used vs. refurbished explained
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What does refurbished mean? Used vs. refurbished explained

Refurbished tech gets a professional makeover and functions like new, while used tech is sold "as-is" with no guarantees. Refurbished provides peace of mind and quality, while used offers potentially lower upfront costs but a higher risk of problems.

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How Trade-in helps the planet — and your wallet
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How Trade-in helps the planet — and your wallet

Published Oct 5, 2023 - Our trade in program is an easy, contract-free way to make cash, help the planet, and clear out your old tech.

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Back Market’s Quality Assurance Fee — the price of quality
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Back Market’s Quality Assurance Fee — the price of quality

This fee is invested in Back Market's industry-leading quality assurance controls, so we can offer you the best experience possible when buying renewed.

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Is Back Market legit?
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Is Back Market legit?

Wondering if Back Market is legit? Check out what others are saying about Back Market. Read these real reviews from customers and independent review sites.

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