Huge thanks to all of you who donated your old tech during the first Tech-Takeback pop-up shop event from 24th November to 3rd December 2017. Your support was amazing – over 400 residents visited the shop to enquire or to donate unwanted tech enabling 1.44 tonnes to be collected.
For TTB2 held between 13th and 21st January you flooded us with tech, a massive 560 of you came throuh the pop-up and deposited 2.78 tonnes of old tech for data erase, reuse and recycling...Thank you
Thanks also to Brighton & Hove City Council for their great partnership with the Tech-Takeback team.
The event highlighted the value that residents place on their personal data and the need for a secure data erasure service for data-bearing items. We are now working through the “triage” process, sorting your old items into those which can be given a second life, or if necessary, recycled or securely destroyed.
We really enjoyed talking to you all and were impressed by your love of the old tech items on display. We had no idea we would be given 1970s phones and 1980s record players – now we know you share our interest in the history of technology, we will pay homage to old tech at our next Tech-Takeback pop-up shop event in January 2018.
Please keep an eye on our website and social media in the coming weeks, as we will be sharing news on who has benefited from your unwanted tech as well as letting you know where we are popping up in January.