KOcycle are passionate about promoting sustainable practises within technology. We support a number of initives focused on delivering clear and tangible results.
Supporting the United Nations Development Goals
In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these goals are achieved it will mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
KOcycle Supports the Goals a focused initiative to research, rate and recognise businesses that publicly support the goals.
Goal 15 Life on Land
What are we doing?
- Planting Trees and Supporting Reforestation
- Carbon Offsetting with every collection and service sold
- Carbon Calculations to show the impact of technology on the environment
How are we doing?
- Planted over 12,000 trees during 2020
- Over 20,000 planned for 2021
- Supporting our clients to 'Plant a Forest'
Sustainability forms the backbone of our business at KOcycle. We have partnered with One Tree Planted for nearly 3 years with a focus on carbon offsetting through tree planting. Over 2020 we planted over 12,000 trees, helping to support reforestation projects all over the world from the Amazon to Tweedsmuir Hills in Scotland and aligning with Goals 13 and 15.
As a processor of e-waste we are conscious that this is one of the fastest-growing waste streams globally. We continually promote the circular economy through offer refurbished technology as a means of extending the lifecycle of technology and aligning to Goal 12.
Carbon Offsetting with KOcycle
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees.
Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife.
Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
We planted 12,000 trees during 2020, supporting landscape restoration projects all over the world.
“Working with One Tree Planted is a great fit for KOcycle,” said KOcycle founder Oliver Mason
“Sustainability is at the core of our business model, and while we make a tremendous impact upcycling e-waste, it’s great to have another way to give back and help the environment.”
The objectives of this partnership include:
- Supporting global reforestation efforts
- Raising awareness about the importance of ecosystem restoration
- Planting trees s also provide tremendous social impacts by providing jobs to over 1.6 billion people, empowering women in underdeveloped nations, and supporting communities devastated by environmental damage.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to work with KOcycle on such an impactful project,” said OneTreePlanted founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist, Matt Hill.
“We admire the company’s commitment to planting a tree for every service sold".