How Demos Property Services are feeding people in need with retired technology
As part of our philosophy to ensure our business has a positive social impact, Demos Property Services is excited to announce we have embarked on an innovative new program with Social Enterprise, PonyUp for Good, who have a mission to leverage the residual value of used technology and turn it into fresh meals for people across Australia doing it tough. PonyUp were featured on ABC’s War on Waste and you can watch it here - War on Waste Video (4:10)
We will be offering PonyUp for Good’s services to our valued clients. Those who elect to utilise the program can have their decommissioned technology and e-waste collected by PonyUp in partnership with MRI E-Cycle Solutions, who will provide department of defense data erasure, debadging, refurbishing and remarketing services, keeping equipment out of landfill and extending its valuable life. Then, as icing on the cake, PonyUp donates 50% of resale profits to their charity impact partner, SecondBite, Australia's superheroes of fresh food rescue, who last year rescued and redistributed more than 19 million kilos of fresh produce to more than 1400 community programs around the country; enough fresh food to feed 104,000 people a day!
Any technology that cannot be remarketed is recycled by MRI E-Cycle Solutions. MRI are ISO 14001, AS/NZS 5377 and EPA accredited and their EPA licensed processes achieve up to 95% diversion from landfill. Their computer and television recycling program is a Commonwealth Government-approved Co-regulatory Arrangement under the National Television and Computer recycling scheme.
We look forward to sharing updates with you as the program progresses and we collate data on the weight of the technology we have been able to divert from landfill, the percentage able to be reused and the number of meals we have been able to provide to people in need through our partnership with PonyUp.
Demos Property Services is proud to be putting decommissioned technology to good use and ensuring as much value is extracted from it as possible. It’s another way we are delivering on our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment, and to give back to our communities.
To find out more about this exciting new program:
Watch the War on Waste Video
Visit the SecondBite website