23 August 2012 - Following a successful track record, the Falkirk-based firm Redeem has had its contract extended by O2 to continue its work until August 2014 as well as to provide a new recycling service for UK businesses.
Redeem has thus far been handling mobile recycling for O2 consumers – it has processed more than 500,000 mobiles and given £35million back to customers.
Now that O2 is to launch a service for businesses, Redeem 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 provides the customer with an immediate price quote for recycling their phone.
Any profits made by O2 from this recycling scheme will go into its youth programme called ‘Think Big’.
Gareth Rice, O2 Head of Environment, commented: “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.”