8/23/2012 11:03:03 AM
O2 launching business recycling service through Redeem
O2 is launching a new recycling service for businesses, after extending its contract with recycling firm Redeem.
The Falkirk-based business currently handles recycling for O2's consumer customers, processing more than 500,000 mobiles for O2 Recycle and giving £35m back to its customers. It has developed a new mobile site for O2 that automatically detects which brand and model of phone is being used to access the site and offers the customer a price on the spot. Redeem recently launched a recycling service for O2 Slovakia.
The new contract will last until August 2014. Simon Dunn, director of commercial development at Redeem, said: 'The new contract is a further extension of the successful partnership we have developed with O2 over the past few years. Over 90% of O2's customers state they are extremely satisfied with our recycling service...We are completely focused on maintaining our market-leading electronic recycling service by further improving the value we offer and we will continue to innovate our service to meet the ever-changing needs of both individual and business recycling customers.'
Any profits O2 makes from its recycling programme goes into its youth programme, Think Big. O2 head of environment Gareth Rice said: 'O2 Recycle has helped to liberate thousands of mobile phones which have been sitting in people's drawers across the UK. Now we will be tackling business phones with a well-proven recycling service, helping companies do good for the environment and raise money for good causes whilst providing a reliable office recycling solution.'
Editor: Graeme Neill