A Rotherham bus depot’s recycling scheme will see unwanted mobile devices turned into donations to a local charity.
Stagecoach Yorkshire is linking up with Corporate Mobile Recycling (CMR) to ensure all unclaimed mobile devices, such as phones, iPads and laptops, left on its 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 then recycle or send them for secure disposal.
The recycling firm will then make a donation to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice for each device sent to them by Stagecoach’s Rawmarsh depot.
Stagecoach Yorkshire commercial director, John Young, 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 a very worthy local cause, too – a win-win situation.”
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Stagecoach is constantly investing in the company. During this year, Stagecoach will invest £1.9m in 14 new buses for services in Barnsley and the Dearne Valley.
In addition the company is doing its bit for the environment and has the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard for measuring, managing and reducing its global carbon footprint and was the first transport operator in South Yorkshire to achieve a four-star Care4Air ECO Stars Fleet Recognition rating.
At the UK Bus Awards 2015, Stagecoach Yorkshire was named a finalist in the ‘Making Buses a Better Choice’ category for providing more journeys and improving punctuality on the Pontefract Road corridor.