Sussex based Computers for Charities is delighted to team up with global workspace provider Regus for National Recycle Week from 17-21 June.
During the week, 34 local Regus centres in the UK will become collection points for unwanted business computers, laptops and mobile phones. The initiative was announced to coincide with World Environment Day on 5th June.
Businesses are being invited to drop off their unwanted computers and mobile phones for recycling at the local Regus centres between 17 – 21 June.
Additionally, Simon Rooksby from CfC will be taking the unique ‘data destructor’ machine on a Road show to 11 Regus centres so businesses can get their hard drives crushed to ensure all data is destroyed.
CfC will be providing Certificate of Data Destruction for equipment with hard drives and carrying out recycling in line with environmental and data protection regulations.
Businesses are being encouraged to make small donations for the service to CfC via Regus’s website to aid the charities annual Christmas shoebox appeal.
Steve Purdy, Managing Director at Regus, comments: “We are encouraging smaller businesses which have recently upgraded their IT equipment to bring along redundant computers, laptops and mobile phones to our centres so that, through Computers for Charities, they can be given a new lease of life.”
Simon Rooksby, Chairman of Computers for Charities, says: “We are thrilled to be working with an international organisation such as Regus in helping to protect the environment and help good causes. We’ve recycled over 250,000 computers donated by businesses since being established in 1994 and I know what a difference our scheme can make.”
For further information about the Regus recycling initiative, including details of all the centres taking part and the dates and times of the ‘data destructor’ roads show see www.regus.co.uk/computersforcharities.
For information about the financial support CfC needs to fund its work, which is carried out by volunteers, see www.computersforcharities.org/help
NOTES TO EDITORS
· Computers for Charities is a charitable organisation established in 1994. In addition to providing refurbished computer equipment they also respond to requests for computer related help.
· Recycling for Charities was established in 2005. They can provide compliant disposal of electronic waste for a range of companies, in accordance with EU WEEE directives.