Reconomy donates £22,000 worth of IT equipment to Turing Trust
Reconomy’s largest ever in-kind donation will help 2,016 students develop their IT skills
Re-use of materials drives a positive environmental impact by offsetting ~31 tonnes of CO2 emissions
The Turing Trust helps support the education of children across Africa, Asia, and disadvantaged communities in the UK
Reconomy, a leading global circular economy specialist providing sustainability technology, data and services to a broad range of industries, has donated an estimated £22,000 of redundant IT equipment to The Turing Trust, including kit such as laptops, computers, monitors, mobile phones and tablets.
It is Reconomy’s largest in kind donation since partnering with the charity in 2019 and means 2,016 students will now be able to learn vital IT skills.
The in kind donation also brings environmental benefits with the re-use of the IT equipment offsetting 31 tonnes of CO2 emissions – the equivalent of planting 78 trees or offsetting the annual carbon footprints of three Britons – and the embodied energy savings created are enough to power eight UK homes for a year as well.
The Turing Trust is a charity, founded by the family of visionary mathematician Alan Turing, that seeks to support and enhance the education of children in Africa, Asia and other disadvantaged communities across the UK through a range of reused and recycled software and electronic devices.
Reconomy’s partnership with The Turing Trust is a key component of the Reconomy Social Value Programme (RSVP) which looks to drive social value in local and global communities, breaking down barriers to employment that many under-represented and disadvantaged groups face. The initiative has so far generated £2.2 million of pure social value since 2018.
Through re-using and recycling IT materials and equipment, the Turing Trust and donating partners like Reconomy, help contribute to a more circular economy, reducing the damaging environmental, and climate-change-related consequences of material wastage and supply chain inefficiencies in the production of goods.
Head of Group Sustainability, at Reconomy, said
“The reuse and recycling of materials is central to Reconomy’s mission. We’re delighted to donate equipment that was no longer in use to the Turing Trust so that thousands more children will benefit from the opportunity to learn vital IT skills that are so crucial to their learning and development. Minimising waste is a core component to the Circular Economy and the positive environmental impact from this donation is evidence of why this transition is so important.”
, Donations Manager at The Turing Trust, stated:
“Generous donations from our partners are the lifeblood of our efforts to improve the education of children across the world. This IT equipment not only means we can support more children but also delivers on our environmental pledges too.”