Earth Day 2021

Earth Day has taken place annually since 1970. The aim of the day is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. This year, we’ve not only put together some simple tips and ideas, but we’re launching our Sustainability Policy.

Our Top Tips

Continue Remote Working

Remote working has proven to be popular throughout the pandemic. Why not continue it to save on travel emissions?

The use of software such as Microsoft Teams means we can work and have meetings effectively when remote.

“In April 2020, 46.6% of people in employment did some work at home.” – Office for National Statistics.

Choose Laptop over Desktop

Laptops consume up to 80 percent less electricity than desktop computers and get by on between one-fifth and one-third as much energy.

Choose LED Monitors

LED monitors are more energy efficient in comparison to an LCD monitor. They also have a longer life expectancy. LCD monitors last on average 30-50,000 hours. LED monitors, however, last anywhere between 50,000-100,000 hours. If you like, you can even go one further by purchasing OLED monitors.

Switch off Devices and Monitors

Make sure your devices and monitors are switched off at the end of the day. It not only saves on power, but allows the devices to rest, prolonging their lifespan.

Check Your Settings

Adjust your device settings to save power. Look for things like power save mode and sleep mode for when your device is not in use for a certain period of time.

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

We recycle your old devices so you don’t have to worry about it! We make sure they’re disposed of safely and correctly. Plus, your new, shiny replacement will probably use less power.

Don’t forget to also recycle batteries from your keyboard, mouse etc.

Turn Paper Into Digital

Review your paper processes and take them digital! There are plenty of options from pre-built software to custom apps – all of which can be affordable.

Set Yourself and Your Business Targets

These are just some of the ways you can help the planet through your IT. To help you achieve them – why not set targets? A percentage decrease in printing, or a target percentage of virtual meetings held?

To find out more about Earth Day on 22 April, visit:

Our Sustainability Policy

To celebrate Earth Day this year, we’ve launched our Sustainability Policy. The policy not only covers actions for our staff to take but the measures of support and existing campaigns in place.

To find out more, visit our Sustainability Policy Page.

Discover how Breakwater can help your business. Call our team today on +44 (0)1603 709300 or email

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We Plant Trees for Every Laptop We Sell

Thursday 22 April marks Earth Day 2021. A day held annually since 1970. This year, we’re proud to launch our new Sustainability Policy. This policy sets out actions Breakwater staff must take, as well as things the business has put in place to support our journey to being more sustainable

We Plant Trees for Every Laptop We Sell
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