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5 Ways To Recycle At Work

Work colleagues discussing recycling

Work recycling is one of the most convenient ways to do your bit for the environment and minimise the effects of the landfill crisis. Better still, by recycling with Poverty Child, your actions can have an even greater impact. Recycling will allow you to declutter, and therefore provides benefits for your personal space. As well as this, it will benefit the vulnerable children we support, that are at risk of exploitation and predatory behaviour. Through collective action, we can make a real difference. This is why work is the ideal place to recycle with our initiative.

There are so many benefits for yourself, others, and the environment by recycling at work. You can recycle your unwanted goods to declutter your workspace, encouraging your colleagues to join you. The money generated from your unwanted goods will help to fund our projects that change the lives of many children. Here are some ideas for how to use our recycling initiative at work:

1. Choose us as the charity you support.

If your organisation is looking for a charity to support, why not suggest Poverty Child? Supporting a charity is a great way to bring colleagues together for a common cause. By recycling for us, you’ll help to fund our projects. As a result, you’ll play a vital role in improving the lives of slum and street children. Improvements that are crucial to helping them find a way out of the poverty they face every day. You and your colleagues can unite and help us to create real change. But, using our recycling initiative to fundraise doesn’t just benefit these children. It also benefits you, as explained below.

2. For the benefit of employees.

Recycling your unwanted goods also means that you will feel the benefits too. By recycling goods from your workplace, you’ll be creating a tidy and clear space to work from. This has been shown to reduce stress and improve creativity. Above all, it helps your workspace to look professional. You can also recycle items from your home and encourage your colleagues to do the same. Decluttering your personal spaces can improve your health, concentration, and sleep. Decluttering is an easy way to improve your performance at work!

3. To promote an aim or mission of your company.

You could use our recycling initiative to promote your company’s goals. For example, if you have made a pledge to become more environmentally friendly, improve sustainability, or become more socially responsible, using our recycling initiative is a step in the right direction. It’s a great way to get all your colleagues involved and bring them together to achieve your goal. You can all be a part of the efforts to succeed in the mission you are aiming to accomplish.

4. To mark international awareness days.

Whether you’re looking to promote a goal, or make the workplace a better space to work, you can use international awareness days to promote your aim and strengthen your message. To mark the occasion, you could even hold a competition to see which individual or team can recycle the most. Here are some examples of great opportunities to recycle with us:

5. For corporate volunteering.

If your company allows you to take time off to volunteer with a charity, you could choose Poverty Child. Whilst volunteering with us, you could encourage your community to recycle for us. You could make it your very own project, picking up new transferrable skills along the way. You could decide on a collection point for the goods and promote the initiative in whichever way you feel is necessary. Volunteering with us will allow you to make a difference to the lives of many children in underdeveloped areas. As well as this, you’ll be helping your community to declutter and feel better! It’s a chance to be a part of our story and our mission and make a real difference beyond your workplace.

Recycling with us couldn’t be easier. We can collect your donations from you if they weigh 10kg or more in total. If they weigh less, you can use an address label to send them to us. The more people that are willing to get involved, the bigger the difference we can make. So, be sure to promote our recycling initiative in your workplace through bulletins, noticeboards, and emails.

You can recycle many items with us, from both your home and your workplace. This includes items from clothes, jewellery, ink cartridges, and even your old cars! All the items we can accept are available to view under the “donate” tab on our website.

How to Recycle Gold & Silver Jewellery

Recycling gold, silver and jewellery

We all have gold and silver jewellery hidden away in cupboards, drawers, and boxes that is no longer used. Whether it’s broken or out of fashion, at one time it meant something to us and for that reason it’s hard to part with. Yet, there is still a way of putting your unwanted jewellery to use without the guilt of letting it go. Donating it to Poverty Child.

Our jewellery recycling initiative can give your old jewellery purpose once more. It can raise funds to support our work with vulnerable children living on the streets or in slums. Every gold or silver ring, trinket, or earring can make a difference, no matter how small. A little can indeed go a long way in changing someone’s life.

For example, our recent work in Philippines is only possible thanks to your recycling. Your unwanted items are helping to improve the nutrition of children in the slum of Payatas. Some of the most at-risk children. Learn more about our work with Fairplay, and why working with street children is so important.

Recycling with us couldn’t be easier. We accept all jewellery in any condition, whether silver, gold or bejewelled. All you have to do is request a postage label. Then, use the address label to post your jewellery to us. Our recycling partner raises funds with your donated jewellery. Funds that we use to further our charitable mission.

You can even get your family, friends and work colleagues involved. The more recycling you do the more children we can help.

If you’re having a clear out or a spring clean, send your unwanted gold and silver jewellery to us. Your decluttering can make a huge difference to the children we work with. Children who are otherwise ignored by the wider society.

How To Recycle Ink Cartridges

Ink Jet Cartridges

Despite over 65 million ink cartridges sold in the UK every year, only around 15% of these get recycled. Cartridges ending up in landfill contribute further to pollution and global warming. In turn this drives up demand for the mining of raw materials to make new cartridges.

The planet needs us to step up and break this cycle, and this is where you come in. You can help by disposing of your ink cartridges in a better way. Recycle your printer’s ink cartridges instead of chucking them in the bin. This is so much better for the planet as it means less mining for materials and less pollution.

Here’s the thing though. If you recycle your ink cartridges through us, you get an added benefit. You help us further our mission helping improve the lives of street and slum children. All you have to do is send us your ink. Each cartridge you send us raises £1. Every pound raised is a step further in making life better for some of the most vulnerable children.

Sending us your ink cartridges costs you nothing. That’s right, we’ll send you a mailbag for you to pop your cartridges into and post back to us for free. Super convenient for you, helpful to the environment, and benefitting charity. A triple win.

We accept ink cartridges from most printer manufacturers like Canon, Epsom, and HP. See a full list of the cartridges we can accept by printer manufacturer on our ink cartridges page.

Make life a little easier for yourself and better for the most vulnerable, as well as for the planet. Send us your ink cartridges today.

How To Recycle Your Car

Recycling old cars

Britain is facing a landfill crisis – we’re running out of landfill and with Brexit looming over us, it seems things may only get worse. It now seems more vital than ever to do our bit and help the environment, particularly by recycling.

It is this, coupled with our mission to provide street and slum children abroad with opportunities to better their future, that has driven us to create our recycling fundraising initiative. As a part of this initiative to help fund our projects, we are happy to accept your old cars and light vans that need disposing. It won’t cost you a penny to recycle with us and, besides the environmental benefits of recycling, it’ll help to keep our work alive. That’s right – your unwanted vehicle can help slum and street children in the developing world to reach their full potential.

The vehicle you’re recycling can be in any condition, but please note that if your car is working, it will potentially fetch a higher value. All we ask if that you have settled any finance before you donate your vehicle to us, and that any scrap or used vehicles have inflated tyres and are parked on solid ground to ensure it can be safely placed onto a recovery vehicle upon collection.

All you have to do is complete a form with your details, and then our recycling partner will be in touch to arrange a collection time. Please let us know when you are contacted whether or not your car is in working condition, has any missing parts, any damage that affects it, and whether your car is accessible as this may affect its collection. You can click here to view the form you must complete as well as FAQs.

Recycling your vehicle is easy and convenient for you and by doing so, you can help provide youngsters with opportunities to better the life they were born into and reach their full potential in the world. The environmental benefits in themselves are a reason to recycle, but the feeling of doing your bit to help others in the developing world is a bonus.

How To Recycle Stamps

Since the 1800s, stamp collecting has been one of the most popular hobbies worldwide. If you, or someone you know, have stamps that are no longer wanted or of any use, Poverty Child can now take them off your hands and put them to good use. They’ll go straight towards helping to fund our latest projects, such as our collaboration with Fairplay For All Foundation, in which we are striving to reduce poverty in Payatas, a slum community in the Philippines, by offering support and opportunities to youngsters, particularly through the means of football.

Your unwanted stamps may seem completely unrelated to the children living on the streets and slums across the world. But here at Poverty Child, we’re always looking for innovative and creative ways to fundraise and help those in need. Donating your stamps could be your way of contributing to our mission of helping children to reach their full potential. We can give your stamps purpose once more!

We accept loose single stamps, stamp albums, postcard collections and also first day covers/presentation packs. All you have to do is request a recycling label from us and then use this to post us your stamps. We’ll then convert your stamps into cash to fund our work with street and slum connected children.

Whilst you might not feel as though you have enough stamps from your own home to send to us, why not ask family and friends to donate too? Rally around and get stamps from family members, friends, and colleagues. Or, have a clear out and send us your stamps as a part of your unwanted goods. We’d be happy to accept many items from you that you’re ready to throw away and give them a new purpose. The goods we accept can be viewed via the “donate” tab on our website. Happy recycling and fundraising!

How To Recycle Coins And Currency

Our drawers and cupboards are usually home to all kinds of objects and items that we didn’t even know we still had. For many, that includes the odd foreign note or coins that we never got around to exchanging. Discontinued currency like the old pound coin might be in amongst it too. There’s something unpleasant about tossing your cash into the bin, even if it is technically worthless.

By recycling with Poverty Child, you don’t have to do that, nor do you have to keep your foreign currency and coins in a drawer never to see the light of day again. You can make a donation and contribute to our projects. That donation doesn’t even have to come straight from your pocket or bank account. Any currency of any age is valuable to us, and we’ll give your unwanted coins and notes worth once again. Whether it’s old pound coins, old notes, or foreign currency, it all goes a long way. Ultimately, the cash you can no longer make use of is still of great use to us, contributing to bettering the lives of street and slum connected children.

Recycling your coins and notes with Poverty Child is simple. If it’s old pound coins that you are hoping to recycle with us, you can send these to us for free! We’ll send you a freepost envelope for your coins, and then all you have to do is send it back to us.

Besides the discontinued pound coin, you can also recycle any other currency with us. We’ll send you a recycling address label to affix to your package for posting. You will have to pay for postage, but the benefits are priceless. You’ll be clearing out unwanted items from your home, but best of all you’ll be making a valuable contribution to helping children from the most deprived backgrounds reach their full potential.

So, why not make your decluttering an opportunity to recycle with Poverty Child? Get the family involved and, besides the other items we’re happy to take from you, see if you can find any foreign or discontinued currency in your home!