At Tier 1 IT Disposal, we’re committed to helping businesses reduce their IT waste.

An example of this is the work we do with one of our fantastic client’s, PwC.

#GoingCircular

PwC, a multi-national business, are one of the largest professional services firms in the world.

With thousands of users, PwC generate about 27 tonnes of waste each year. This is a combination of laptops, mobile phones and data servers which, naturally, results in a lot of end of life waste to manage.

As part of their commitment to keeping their waste levels as low as possible, they have created the #GoingCircular campaign. Incredibly, 100% of PwC’s IT is either reused or recovered so nothing goes to landfill and nothing goes to incineration.

The #GoingCircular campaign is being used to highlight PwC’s ability to run a high level business without causing unnecessary strain on the environment by constantly buying brand new laptops and phones, and irresponsibly disposing of old ones.

Partnerships

PwC have teamed up with ourselves and S2S to responsibly dispose of all of their laptops, mobiles and tablets that are no longer required.

Wherever possible, we will refurbish and reuse any hardware that is sent to us. Reusing is far less time consuming and much more cost effective than recycling.

However, if a piece of hardware has reached the end of its life then we will make sure that every component is recovered – meaning that nothing goes to landfill.

Antz Junction

The good work doesn’t end when we decide it is time to recycle a piece of hardware.

Our partnership with Antz Junction means that any laptops and PCs that cannot be reused are sent to a Category B prison where inmates can undertake an NVQ in Recycling. All hard drives are removed prior to IT waste going to the prison to ensure complete data security. Then when we sell any of the components that come out of the computers, we donate part of our profits to the charity. This provides inmates with the opportunity of a career when they leave prison, giving them a second chance.

If you would like to find out more about the #GoingCircular campaign, or about the work that we do then you can either track the hashtag on Twitter, or call us on 0161 777 1000.

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