SocialBox.Biz Offering Sustainable tech re-use donation program, amid Increasing E-Waste in UK

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, May 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SocialBox.Biz, a social business and technology venture that takes in old, outdated, and unneeded yet still usable tech for new use with open source software, this week urged people and businesses across the U.K. to consider their e-waste alternative.

Reports such as those from cross-party environmental audit committee reported in The Guardian and others emphasized the problem of 155,000 tonnes of electronic waste being thrown away each year in the UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/nov/26/amazon-and-apple-not-playing-their-part-in-tackling-electronic-waste

SocialBox.Biz and their long-standing initiative has been providing a solution for many years and is inviting additional companies and organisations such as schools, councils, colleges and universities to participate on an ongoing basis with all of their old no longer needed, yet still useful items. Laptops for Homeless, Refugees, and Older People in isolation initiative from SocialBox.Biz Community Interest Company is helping organisations meet sustainability and impact goals and reduce the e-waste problem.

Excellent article from Natural History Museum about exporting the e-waste problem…

Top two recommendations:

1. Postpone upgrading as long as you can

2. Find opportunities for reuse

–Something that SocialBox.Biz have been promoting for many years. #ESG

https://twitter.com/SocialBoxBiz/status/1398707362601570311

Reports and sources:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/what-is-ewaste-and-what-can-we-do-about-it.html

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/nov/26/amazon-and-apple-not-playing-their-part-in-tackling-electronic-waste

https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/business-news/44/breaking-news/are-electronics-being-recycled/44566

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ghana-ewaste-dump-electronics

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/26/africa/marketplace-africa-ewaste-electronics-recycle-rwanda-spc-intl/index.html

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/waste/sri-lanka-is-not-anybody-s-dumping-ground-74102

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrvetter/2021/01/21/uk-among-worst-offenders-for-e-waste-following-black-friday-binge/

“With our Laptops for the Homeless and Elderly Initiative, we wipe electronics and put them into the hands of those who need them, helping people and the environment at the same time.” Said the team at SocialBox.Biz

SocialBox.Biz has a local solution for MacBooks, iPhones, iPads, iMacs, and all other Apple and Amazon computer products. They are encouraging people to reach out for scheduling pickups and donations.

For more information, visit: .
https://medium.com/@socialboxbiz47/now-uk-companies-schools-universities-councils-and-other-organisations-can-donate-old-apple-815f98af26a7

https://www.socialbox.biz/socialbox-biz-accepting-apple-products-and-laptop-donations-ahead-of-holidays/

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peter paduh
SocialBox.Biz Community Interest Company
+44 843 289 5722
email us here

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