Re-Tek partnered with Dumfries & Galloway Council, Enscape Consultancy and The Furniture Project and, for a similar project, partnered with Falkirk Council, with approval from Valpak. The projects involve the consolidation of redundant ICT equipment (such as laptops, PCs, tablets, mobile phones etc.) from local recycling centres, retail donations and kerbside collections which are then picked up by Re-Tek for processing in our secure facility. Any data bearing products are wiped using our CESG approved software and refurbished, where possible, for re-sale. The aim of the projects is to encourage re-use and reduce the recycling and landfill of ICT products. Any profit generated from re-sale is passed to a charity nominated by our council partner.
ng2 (www.ng2works.com), a Social Enterprise company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of ng homes (www.nghomes.net) who maintain a large estate of social housing in North Glasgow. The partnership with Re-Tek provides opportunities for both organisations to capture more used EEE and create new jobs in the recycling sector. A successful project in 2015, collecting ICT product from residents and local businesses, resulted in a significant financial rebate to ng2 under our income sharing model.