Replacing an old laptop can be a hassle if one of the main concerns at your business or organization is to preserve the environment and your bottom line.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do with your old laptop. If you don’t mind hanging on to it, for example, you can use it as an emergency Wi-Fi hotspot or office server.

At Surplus Service, an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area e-waste management company, we prefer upcycling. Upcycling, a reuse alternative to recycling destruction, ensures that there is less of a chance for e-waste to be sent overseas. It also means that no energy, resources, pollution, raw material or transportation are needed to recycle assets or manufacture replacements parts.

Let’s take a look at an infographic that covers some of the ways you can reuse your old laptop and save it from being shredded or ending up in the landfill: