Today we had the BBC’s Inside Out Team filming at PC4 Recycling, for a report on the show looking at ‘Digital Hoarding’

This is particularly relevant following the recent Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) research into the number of electronic devices that are stored in every household all over the UK. The RSC will be telling viewers the effect that hoarding IT devices has on our environment and the precious metals they house, some of which are quickly running out.

The report will feature PC4 Recycling asking why it is important to recycle redundant or unwanted IT equipment. Exploring what happens to the equipment once we have collected it and explaining what processes are in place to ensure any Data that may be held on your phone, laptop or PC is securely and permanently erased. Which RSC found to be one of the main reasons for individuals to hold onto their old unwanted devices.

Recycling these devices is becoming more and more important, in order to make this an easy and stress-free process we are trialing a new service for individuals to recycle their devices. They would simply box up their old devices and send them to us in the post. They will then receive a data wiped report providing complete peace of mind that their data is destroyed.

Keep an eye out for our newsletter in the coming months, with the date the report will be shown on BBC’s Inside Out program.

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