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Kingston Mayor Oversees Recycling Operations At Genuine Solutions

Kingston Mayor Oversees Recycling Operations At Genuine Solutions

Mayor of Kingston, Cllr Julie Pickering and her Deputy, Cllr Mike Head, recently visited Genuine Solutions Group to see the scale of the technology recovery and recycling operations that the Green Apple award-winning company undertakes from its headquarters in Surbiton.

Recycling supervisor, Mirko Florio was among the team demonstrating the value the company brings by helping to reduce the harmful effects that technology can bring to the planet. The company supports the circular economy by recovering and repurposing 18 million items of technology products and packaging during its lifetime and redistributing these products to more than 1300 customers across 45 countries.

Stuart Henry, newly appointed Chief Executive of Genuine Solutions welcomed the opportunity to host the visitors, “We are delighted to share our vision with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor as it is crucial that Genuine Solutions rallies support to help our community, partners and customers to reduce the impact the technology industry has on the planet.”

Genuine Solutions Group will be travelling to Dubai later in the year to be presented with their latest award, Green World Environment Award and their winning paper will be published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can learn from their achievement.

“Meeting the Mayor and finding out how we can support the Love Kingston initiative will play a big part in our strategy going forward.”

Henry went on to say, “Awards recognise the hard work and commitment of our amazing people but we want to make a difference not only on the big issues such as the growing waste across the global technology industry, but also the smaller issues affecting our local communities. So meeting the Mayor and finding out how we can support the Love Kingston initiative will play a big part in our strategy going forward.”

“It was great for both the Deputy Mayor and myself to visit Genuine Solutions to understand more what they do from their Chessington Base on a world business stage as well as supporting the local community in various ways.”

Mayor Pickering said of her visit to the company, “Great for both the Deputy Mayor and myself to visit Genuine Solutions to understand more what they do from their Chessington Base on a world business stage as well as supporting the local community in various ways. I am particularly pleased to see the development of their Apprentice programme and their interest in supporting Love Kingston, building a local community foundation to support those in need locally.”