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Stone Group has revealed that over half a million items of unwanted tech hardware have been saved from landfill due to its app.
The circular IT provider says its Stone 360 app has been downloaded by 11,000 businesses and helps organisations arrange the responsible disposal of unwanted IT assets at the touch of a screen.
Any used hardware including monitors, laptops, desktops, printers, and servers that cannot be refurbished are fully broken down to their core components and recycled.
From April, Stone’s IT asset disposal (ITAD) facility will operate 24×7 to keep up with demand for its recycling services.
Stone Group will also soon be launching the second iteration of the Stone 360 app and said the latest version will help organisations “meet important regulations on electronic waste disposal”.
It will help users classify any items that contain harmful substances and identify those that can be successfully refurbished.
On release, the new version of the Stone 360 app will be available for free download on both iOS and Android devices.
Craig Campion, director of ITAD sales at Stone Group said: “We all need to do more to protect our planet, but unfortunately more and more electronic waste is being created every day and recycling levels are just not keeping pace.
“As a provider of IT to the public and private sector, we are committed to playing a significant role in helping organisations dispose of their end-of-life IT in the right way. The Stone 360 app has been a revolutionary in helping our customers increase their recycling efforts by enabling quick and easy collections and responsible disposal of unwanted items.
“We’ve recently seen our multi-award-winning app reach over 3,000 businesses with a workforce of over four million, the majority of whom will use some form of IT hardware. We are aiming to at least double the reach of the Stone 360 app this year and we anticipate that the addition of our new functionality to help organisations comply with Government legislation on IT disposal will drive this.”