Our commitment to the community is important to us and we always try to play an active role. Whether that’s creating opportunities for employment, apprenticeships for young people or raising funds for local charities, we are keen to play our part.
Recyclewise - Charity Recycling
GSUK has set up mobile recycling / take back schemes for use by charities on a non-profit basis to raise funds from the value generated by recycling handsets received from their supporters.
By using our environmentally aware proven processes, GSUK is able to return on average more than 70% of the handset’s value back to the charities. The charities benefit from a fully managed service including; account handling, full marketing support in the form of collateral, provision of tote boxes to support handset collections from their corporate supporters.
The take-back scheme is a fully working operation that collects, refurbishes and redistributes old and damaged mobile phone handsets. The money raised through the redistribution of these handsets provides charities with much needed, regular donations, helping them to carry on the good work they do on a daily basis.
The scheme is available to any charitable organisation, allowing them to offer their supporters and the wider community a chance to donate by handing in old mobile phones. In the UK alone there are an estimated 90 million handsets lying broken or unused in drawers and cupboards. The publicity and ease of schemes available to recycle mobile phones has made it a popular way to raise funds.
The scheme offers a sustainable source of fundraising and one that is fully managed from start to finish. The ease of implementation allows supporters the chance to donate without putting their hands in their pockets each time they do so.
The recycling of mobile phones also has a huge benefit to the environment, preventing handsets from going to landfill and re-use reduces the demand for the manufacture of new units, which reduces the consumption of resources and factory emissions.