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08 Aug 2016
Bus company’s recycling scheme turns mobile devices into donations
A bus company’s partnership with a recycling company will see unwanted mobile devices left on its buses turned into donations to local charities.
Stagecoach Yorkshire is linking up with CMR Recycling to ensure all unclaimed mobile devices, such as phones, iPads and laptops, left on its fleet of buses are turned into cash for local good causes.
Devices that remain unclaimed for more than three months will be wiped of all data by CMR Recycling who will recycle or send them for secure disposal. The recycling company will then make a donation for each device to the Stagecoach Yorkshire depot’s preferred charity.
The Barnsley depot has chosen Royston Animal Welfare to benefit, Chesterfield selected Ashgate Hospice, Holbrook’s donation will go to Weston Park Hospital, while both Ecclesfield and Rawmarsh depots selected Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
John Young, Stagecoach Yorkshire commercial director, said: “We are always looking at new ways to help make our operations as environmentally friendly as possible and this partnership with CMR Recycling will help us to support some very worthy local causes, too - a win-win situation.”