‘Freecycle for corporates’ urges SMEs to join the network

Globechain.com Helps Small enterprises Survive Recession By Connecting SMEs with Companies, charities and Organisations in the Community via Donations at www.Globechain.com

Globechain.com is a ground breaking new concept in online recycling for businesses, charities and individuals. It has been set up to encourage sustainability, reuse and collaboration between businesses and charities and provides a solution to the problem of the unnecessary disposal by businesses and individuals of good quality commercial and household waste (local and nationally).

Essentially a free eBay, Globechain promotes sustainability through reuse by allowing charities and organisations to either request or dispose online of useful items that are still usable and in working order that might otherwise end up in landfill.

Globechain enables non-profit organisations to easily obtain items such as furniture, electronics and clothing that have been donated by consumers or businesses via the company’s website and aims to create a global philanthropic network of “givers” and “takers” and is now looking to build its network of charities.

One of the UK’s largest retailers and one of Globechain’s first corporate clients, has recently uploaded a number of shop fittings onto the site as part of a pilot scheme to monitor tonnage diverted from landfill as part of their sustainability objectives.

St Michaels Hospice are the charity taking part in the retailers trial. The pilot has already proved a success as on the same day as the items were picked up they have already been delivered to St Michael’s Hospice shop in Hastings that is currently being refurbished. Approximately two tons of fixtures and fittings were given and it is estimated that if St Michael’s Hospice were to purchase that amount of equipment, it would cost them between £2,500 – £ 3,000.

Chris Jones, Head of Trading for St Michaels Hospice said ‘I was delighted to discover Globechain and the opportunity it opens up in helping me in develop our Trading Company and the 11 shops we run in order to raise much needed funds for St Michael’s Hospice, who look after the people of Hastings and Rother.’

‘It is therefore important that we keep our expenditure in our shops to a minimum and a service such as Globechain helps us to achieve this, allowing us to update and refit our shops without any expense.’

Over 100 companies have already registered, these include, West London Waste Authority, the London Reuse Network, and the Charity Retail Association and is now looking for more charities to join its network.

Founder and CEO of Globechain.com, May Al-Karooni stated: ‘By fostering closer relationships between charities and organisations and changing society’s mind set to discover how internet technology can pave the way of a new era in recycling and reuse, Globechain provides a platform that will help organisations to meet their obligations towards the most disadvantaged within the community as well as helping to preserve the environment.’

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