musicMagpie partners with TheBusinessDesk.com to launch new service

Steve Oliver CEO and co-founder of musicMagpie pictured at the company’s distribution centre

The UK’s number one consumer tech recycler, musicMagpie, is launching a new corporate tech recycling service for businesses looking to up-weight their sustainability efforts, whilst generating funds from their unused technology products.

The new circular economy modelled service allows businesses to recycle their unwanted company smartphones, tablets and Apple Computers to musicMagpie for cash, which can either go back into their business, fund upgrades, be used to reward staff, or even be donated to a charity of the company’s choosing.

One of the key environmental benefits of companies adopting the service is to help reduce the worldwide problem of e-waste, a growing issue that businesses can make a huge difference to. According to a UN report, 50 million tonnes of e-waste is produced each year and this figure is expected to more than double to 110 million by 2050, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

In addition to this, mining for metals used in phones is having devastating effects on the environment, and this can be reduced by promoting a circular economy model and increasing the lifecycle of phones, and their parts.

With an ‘Excellent’ Trustpilot rating from over 165k reviews and multiple ‘Best Recycler’ awards to its name, musicMagpie is now extending its award-winning service to corporate customers who want to do their part to tackle the almost 125 million mobile phones lying unused in the UK*.

To trade-in their unused tech products, businesses need to visit the new corporate section of the site www.musicmagpie.co.uk/sell-in-bulk and list the items they want to recycle. From there, they will receive a bespoke quote from musicMagpie based on the number of devices and their specification. musicMagpie will provide a courier service to collect the items and payment will be made via bank transfer or a donation to a charity of the business’ choice.

Jon Miller, Chief Commercial Officer at musicMagpie, said: “We want everyone in the UK to make smarter tech choices, especially when it comes to recycling unwanted technology – a growing issue in our increasingly tech-reliant world. Whether you’re a large PLC with hundreds of phones or a small design studio looking to upgrade your MacBooks, we can help.”

“Most businesses will have a number of unused tech items due to upgrading and will be surprised to learn how much they can earn from trading them in. It’s an unknown, yet fast and convenient way to help raise funds whilst contributing to the reduction of e-waste.”

musicMagpie has a number of WEEE and GDPR compliant measures in place to ensure sensitive information is completely secure and erased when phones are traded in, including secure courier collection and data erasure certificates on request. Each device will also go through Phonecheck, an industry-leading software technology that erases all data safely and securely, so business owners can have peace of mind that this is covered.

Regional media outlet TheBusinessDesk.com is partnering with musicMagpie to promote this new service to its 300,000 readers.

Lee-j Walker, joint managing director of TheBusinessDesk.com said: “We’re pleased to be working with musicMagpie to support the roll out of this new initiative. Sustainability is high on the agenda for business of all sizes and in all sectors. With this new service it has never been easier for businesses to recycle their old tech products and help tackle the rising issue of e-waste.”

The service has already been used by a number of global businesses. Dentsu Aegis Network North recently traded in 180 devices as part of the scheme. Tony Blease, Chief Commercial Officer of Dentsu Aegis Network North, said: “As a media and digital marketing agency, reliable mobile tech is vital to us. Alongside this, we strive to ensure that our business is environmentally responsible, so it was a no-brainer for us to work with musicMagpie – the UK’s number one mobile recycler, to recycle the older mobiles which we no longer use. While we try to recirculate phones around the business as we invest in newer models, this new service is quick and easy, and a great solution for us to recycle responsibly and then reinvest the amount generated into new equipment.”

Other recent partners include Adidas and City in the Community, Manchester City’s Community Division.

Miller continued: ‘As well as the trade-in program, we will soon be launching our refurbished tech offer which will enable businesses to purchase refurbished tech from us instead of buying new, saving them thousands on upgrade costs as well as being a more sustainable solution for the environment’.

The service is open to businesses of any size looking to sell two or more devices. To find out more visit www.musicmagpie.co.uk/sell-in-bulk

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