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With corporate social responsibility (CSR) firmly on the agenda for most businesses, Maxitech.co.uk, the recycling company, is asking the IT directors of London and UK based companies to donate their old PCs rather than dump them so they can be put to good use through their environmentally and socially beneficial programmes.

With this equipment, Maxitech is able to support such activities as the new ‘Voice & Choice’ initiative from Age Concern. Voice & Choice is all about getting the voice of people over 55 heard in the Borough of Islington and will be launched on Wednesday 27 October. Maxitech has donated 10 recycled computer as a prize draw.

During the launch, older residents from the Borough will be invited to an afternoon including Strange Words Bingo, with an appearance by a special mystery guest. There will also be a chance to meet with their peers including a “Speed Meeting” session, refreshments and information stalls at Sotheby Mews Day Centre, Sotheby Road, London N5.

Peter Paduh, Managing Director of Maxitech.co.uk Limited said:
‘’ Annually an estimated two million working Pentium, or equivalent PCs, are dumped in landfill sites in the UK. Most organisations upgrade IT systems every three years, which is expected to create 315 million obsolete computers worldwide.

We are calling upon London businesses to consider donating some of their obsolete equipment to benefit the community. There are thousands of older people over the age of 55 on low incomes who cannot afford to buy a computer for home use but who could benefit from having one. There is clearly a need for these items in Islington, London and throughout the UK.’’

Kate Tansley, Project Manager at Age Concern Islington said: “The Voice and Choice Project offers older people the chance to find out more about their rights, ways to get their views heard and to build skills and confidence. Internet access is so important now for information, and computers are beyond the means of most older people – so this initiative can really improve people’s knowledge, confidence and quality of life. We encourage businesses to support this initiative by donating their equipment.”
Supporting older people’s internet access through Age Concern Islington is just one of a number of schemes run by Maxitech, enabling businesses to dispose of their end-of-life equipment, without risk to the company concerned or the environment. This autumn the EU’s Waste and Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive comes into force. It will require that redundant electrical equipment is re-used or recycled and not dumped in landfill sites. Therefore, for legal as well as social reasons, building an environmental disposal strategy into IT purchasing is now essential for all businesses.

Companies that would like to be involved should contact Maxitech.co.uk via email: AgeConcern@Maxitech.biz or Telephone: 0870 199 5010. Other schemes for disposal of redundant equipment can be found at www.maxitech.co.uk.

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