ESG Initiative from SocialBox.Biz Community Interest Company is decreasing E-Waste Footprint in the U.K whilst helping companies and organisations build and maintain ESG profiles and discharge Civic Duty.
With rampant digital exclusion especially highlighted by the pandemic, SocialBox.Biz is trying to do their part to make a change with their long-standing Laptops for Homeless and Elderly Initiative that helps organisations meet their sustainability goals and civic duties. SocialBox.Biz is a London-based community interest company that takes outdated laptops and rehomes them to those in need with open source software is inviting addition partners to join their campaign for sourcing additional items to end digital exclusion.
According to The Guardian article and a group of UK cross-party MPs from the environmental audit committee it is reported that 155,000 tonnes of electronic waste that are thrown away each year in the U.K. alone, we are urging everyone to consider how their electronics can be reused by those that deserve them the most before they even become part of the e-waste mountain. Details about the report:
We want everyone to know that for many years we have been taking donations of old no longer needed yet still usable: iMacs, iPads, iPhones, and MacBooks as well as other usable tech. We provide a secure data wipe service for businesses, schools, universities and councils place them into the hands of those who deserve them the most in the U.K. Items are not exported and they are not adding to the problem in another country. This is helping organisations such as councils and universities and school meet their civic duty and boost their public engagement and recognition.
Through our Laptops for the Homeless and Elderly Initiative, we are minimizing our environmental footprint while extending digital inclusiveness, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
We urge everyone to do their part and donate their electronics they no longer need. Please spread the word.
For more information, visit: https://medium.com/@socialboxbiz47/now-uk-companies-schools-universities-councils-and-other-organisations-can-donate-old-apple-815f98af26a7.
The problems with exporting old tech been highlighted in a number of reports:
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
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.
Reports and sources:
SocialBox.Biz, a London-based community interest company that provides homeless, elderly, and refugee populations with access to the internet, is helping schools and councils meet their social contracts across the country.
Since schools, universities, and councils are expected to meet their social obligations towards their community, country, etc., SocialBox.Biz wants publicly funded institutions to know they are available for partnering and supporting that endeavor and to help them get away from the problem of exporting old tech aborad.
SocialBox.Biz take outdated, no longer needed, but still useful electronics from larger organisations, wipes them clean, and places them in accommodation services with open source software. These laptops help the refugees, homeless, and older people get into contact with their loved ones, as well as apply to jobs.
SocialBox.Biz is a community interest company (CIC) improving the local community by providing innovative tech solutions.
Named as “Hero innovators and change makers in 2021,” by The Independent newspaper as a testament to their long-standing Laptops for the Homeless, Elderly and Refugees Initiative, SocialBox.Biz is proving what’s possible when companies and organizations come together to better society.
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