HOW many jumbo jets? 20 years of secure technology recycling - BLACKMORE RICOTECH

HOW many jumbo jets? 20 years of secure technology recycling

16th June 2016

This month we’re celebrating 20 years in the business. The secret of our continued success has been a commitment to staying one step ahead of technological developments and ensuring that our clients remain totally compliant with changes to the laws which govern this development. We thought it might be interesting to look at just how much equipment we’ve processed.

Blackmore was founded in 1996 with the aim of providing our clients with a secure technology recycling service, making the most of our planet’s limited resources whilst maximising return for ourselves and our clients and protecting their data in the process.

Starting with just two employees in a small office, we now employ 50 people, with two state of art recycling centres. Since our humble beginnings, we’ve merged with Ricotech and developed our services to become leaders in our field. We’re one of just 35 companies in Europe to have earned ADISA accreditation. This means we continue to maintain the highest levels of data security and superior service standards expected of us from ADISA, the law and our customers.

We recycle everything from fridges to game consoles, but our most important role is the safe and secure destruction of the data found in the increasing array of IT products which we handle.

With the price of raw materials recovered through the recycling process at an all-time low, it is more important than ever to maximise the value in our client’s redundant equipment. That’s why Blackmore Ricotech are one of the UK’s largest online retailers of refurbished IT and electrical parts. We do this with our clients in mind, with the goal of generating them a potential revenue stream from their redundant assets.

This last year, our busiest yet, we’ve made 2,208 collections, picking up 76,998 individual items amounting to 1,883 tonnes.

Looking back over our 20 years in business, Blackmore Ricotech have recycled over 1 million items, performing over 22,000 collections from our customers.

This amounts to more than 903 tonnes (t) of fridges, 2,104t of large domestic appliances from ovens to washing machines, 2,311t of displays and 2,524t of small mixed waste.

When it comes to IT recycling, we’ve securely recycled an amazing 4,931t of IT equipment since 1996, including the collection and secure recycling of 98,618 laptops and 162,720 PCs!

In total, over two decades, we’ve processed over 12,770 tonnes of technology.

That’s the equivalent of 70 jumbo jets, and it’s great to have you on board!

Our valued clients include...
  • COMPLETE AND IRRECOVERABLE DATA DESTRUCTION
  • ON-SITE OR AT YOUR PREMISES IF REQUIRED
  • ENVIRONMENTAL RECYCLING - ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL
  • ADISA ACCREDITED AND ENVIRONMENT AGENCY LICENCED
  • FULL ASSET ELECTRONIC AUDIT AND TRACKING
  • DATA PROTECTION ACT AND WEEE DIRECTIVE PAPERWORK SUPPLIED

To find out how BLACKMORE RICOTECH can manage your secure IT disposal, get in touch. Call 0800 880 3678 today

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