Lincolnshire firm hands over phenomenal £100,000 to the RNLI

Thursday 18 November 2010

Author: Russell Matthews and Cassandra Gonzalez

Lincolnshire firm hands over phenomenal £100,000 to the RNLI
Lincolnshire based company, The Recycling Factory (TRF), has helped to raise an amazing £100,000 for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) by recycling old ink cartridges and mobile phones.

During 2010 thousands of supporters have been encouraged to ‘go green’ and recycle in order to help raise vital funds for the charity.

Incredibly, the RNLI covers 19,000 miles of coastline in the UK and ROI, operating a 24/7 search and rescue service. The amount raised equates to the equivalent costs of training for over 80 volunteer crew members or 2,381 pairs of yellow wellies!

The partnership between TRF and the RNLI has gone from strength to strength since its formation in December 2008. A spokesperson from The Recycling Factory said:

"We have been working closely with The RNLI to reach this target of £100,000 and we are delighted to have achieved it. The RNLI have been extremely pro-active in promoting awareness of the scheme amongst their supporters, and we are confident that together we will continue to raise essential funds for the charity.”

It is estimated that in excess of 30 million ink cartridges and 90 million mobile phones are dumped in the UK each year. By working together to recycle, individuals can really make a difference. Already, the total amount recycled for the RNLI is equivalent in weight to a Route Master bus!

The Recycling Factory encourages businesses and individuals to recycle their used ink cartridges and mobile phones and has already raised over £1 million for its charity partners. It collects and remanufactures over 500,000 inkjet cartridges per month at our site in Boston, Lincolnshire.

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