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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Made From Recycled Phones

It’s more than two years since we wrote about the plans to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals entirely from recycled gadgets. The plan was for the Japanese public to donate old phones and other small appliances. This … Read More

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Tier 1 is a recognised supplier on G-Cloud 11

Tier 1 is delighted to be a recognised supplier on G-Cloud 11, the latest iteration of the Government’s Digital Marketplace, which went live in July 2019. G-Cloud is a Government framework designed to simplify procurement of cloud-based services in the … Read More

Tier 1 Retain Highest Level ADISA Certification

Tier 1 are delighted to announce that we have passed our latest unannounced ADISA audit, retaining our Distinction with Honours certification. The Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) was launched in 2010 as a certification scheme for companies who participate … Read More

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Tier 1 announced as finalist for the 2019 Responsible Business Awards

Tier 1 is celebrating after being named as a finalist for Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards, the UK’s longest running and highly prestigious awards programme, championing responsible business in the UK and abroad. The awards champion the most inspiring … Read More

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Tier 1 wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Tier 1 is celebrating after receiving the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise through our unique prison workshop programme. As the UK’s leading secure IT asset disposal, refurbishment, and recycling business, we have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in … Read More

UK Worst in Europe for E-Waste Exports

The United Kingdom has been found to be the worst European country for illegally disposing of electronic waste. The findings showed that UK e-waste shipments went from council recycling facilities within the country to Nigeria, Tanzania and Pakistan for waste … Read More

$7.4m Fine For Supermarket Chain After E-Waste Errors

After having to pay a $22.5 million settlement in 2011 for improper e-waste disposal, US-based supermarket chain Target have had to pay a further $7.4 million for unsuitable disposal methods for handling e-waste. Between 2012 and 2016, Target reportedly discarded … Read More

Google Fined Over GDPR

Search engine giant Google has been fined €50 million by CNIL. CNIL is France’s data protection regulator, their fine of Google in response to the digital company’s failure to comply with the GDPR. Although a record fine and one of the … Read More

Tier 1 Supports Oldham Foodbank

Oldham Foodbank provides emergency food to people in crisis throughout the Oldham area. The foodbank opened in 2012 and provided 7435 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis in 2018. With 1 in 5 people living below the poverty … Read More

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GDPR Already Costing Some Companies

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018, and acts to better protect consumer’s data and empower them to have more control of how their data is used and stored. The penalty for … Read More