Gadgets to be recycled in aid of Pakistan flood victims

The Green Foundation to donate value of recycled gadgets to Unicef

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Gadgets to be recycled in aid of Pakistan flood victims Unwanted gadgets will be collected, with the value being donated to Unicef.
By Staff Writer Published  September 8, 2010

Electronics recycler The Green Foundation is calling on UAE residents to donate unwanted gadgets to raise money for flood relief in Pakistan.

The Dubai-based company has partnered with electronics retailer Emax and supermarket chain Choithram to raise money for Unicef. The Green Foundation will be collecting used mobile phone, laptop, digital camera, iPod or MP3 players and games consoles, and donating the current value of the item to charity to help flood victims.

Drop boxes for unwanted items will be in place in Emax and Choithram stores, with all collected devices being recycled by the Green Foundation's partner in the UK, ShP Ltd, which provides 100% recycling of devices to industry standards including ISO 90001 and ISO 140001.

The Green Foundation, which was founded earlier this year, has previously run a Ramadan campaign with Time Out Dubai and Dubizzle to benefit the Dubai Autism Centre.

3141 days ago

Hi Dan
Thanks for your comment. I run The Green Foundation and whilst I understand your sceptism I can assure you that we are totally transparent in the way we operate.
The item you donate can be checked for it's value on our website prior to any donation. Once we receive it, we run an audit and provide a report to our collection partners Choithrams and Emax and most importantly, the charity we are donating to, Unicef. Finally, we operate under ISO9001 and ISO14001 guidelines and because of that we work with many multinational companies on much bigger collection projects. If we were silly enough to compromise our ethics and standards for a few phones we could potentially lose out on these bigger deals and our business reputation would be badly affected. It just wouldn't be worth the risk. I hope this answers your question and you feel reassured? Kind regards and Eid Mubarak.

3144 days ago

Mmm.... so you leave your stuff in a drop box - Green Found thenn decides what it's current worth is & donates this to to Pak victims. Checks & balances? Do Green in fact donate ANYTHING AT ALL? How is value assigned, if at all? I may be a sceptic, but it sounds like they just need raw material for their business & what better way to get it?

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