Tech disposal app says it has prevented over a million units of obsolete IT hardware from ending up in landfill in the UK.
The app, developed by Circular IT provider Stone, was launched in 2020 and aims to support businesses with the “sustainable disposal” of their unwanted IT assets. Stone says the Stone 360 app has been downloaded more than 31,000 times and has saved 1,212,716 units of unwanted IT from landfill via a combination of refurbishment and recycling.
Last year, the Stone 360 app underwent its second iteration which the company says helped organisations classify any items that contain harmful substances and identify those that can be successfully refurbished.
In partnership with Ecologi and The National Forest, Stone says it plants one tree for each collection of unwanted IT equipment. Users can track their contribution to tree planting through the app, as the trees are planted in the “virtual woodland” on Stone360.
We’ve seen a revolutionary change in the way our customers have increased their recycling efforts.
Since its launch, Stone says it has planted more than 6,400 trees and its partnership with The National Forest will result in 400 trees being planted every year, in addition to quarterly donations which are used to improve biodiversity across the forest as well as woodland management.
Craig Campion, director of IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) sales at Stone, commented: “Since the launch of the Stone 360 app in 2020, we’ve seen a revolutionary change in the way our customers have increased their recycling efforts.
“By enabling quick and easy collection and responsible disposal at our world-class ITAD facility, we’ve seen the app downloaded more than 31,000 times. We will continue in our mission to work with our customers to create a sustainable future for the next generation.”