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Whether you’ve been shielding, unemployed, working from home or returning to your place of work, 2020’s global pandemic has undoubtedly made connectivity even more important in our lives. But for the 1.9 million digitally disconnected UK households, a lack of connection and opportunities to socialise during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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The pandemic has brought a unique set of global challenges. Owing to millions of people forced to work or study from home, the need for a computer at home is now ubiquitous, contributing to a severe global shortage of laptops. For many disadvantaged children, being without access to a laptop and internet connection has meant

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There’s no doubt that sustainability has become the buzzword of the 21st century. And if you’re clued up on all things sustainability, chances are you’ve come across the words ‘circular economy’. The circular economy is a radical rethink of the way we use materials and the disposable culture that we live in today. The idea

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Sustainability initiatives are dominating headlines and social media for the first time; consumers are demanding more, and forward-thinking companies are starting to shift their business models accordingly. Last year, Oxfam found that the world’s richest 10% produce half of all carbon emissions while the poorest 3.5billion produce just a tenth. Those least responsible are the

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Up to 80% of the materials in your old phones are recyclable, so don’t let them sit in the kitchen drawer – or worse, end up in landfill. Use Reconome’s phone recycling service instead. Our engineers inspect all devices we collect; useful devices are refurbished and those that can’t be refurbished are used for parts

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From apps that help you share excess food with those who need it to biodegradable water sachets made from seaweed, here’s a glimpse into a few of the London-based start-ups driving forward our city’s sustainability initiatives. Notpla Plastic takes a minimum of 450 years to break down once it reaches the sea. The 8 million

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We’ve all been here. We’ve all probably got a couple sitting at home, or a whole office storage room full of ‘em. RECONO.ME offers convenient options to help you sustainably dispose of used laptops. We’re here to take the hassle and cost out of the process. We also always include certified data wiping (read more

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2018 saw the media and public turn its attention to the environment. At RECONO.me we think 2019 is the year for change. We’re sharing our little black book of big green contacts to help you make lasting changes to your environment. Intense flash floods, crop-withering droughts, unrelenting wildfires and town-ravaging superstorms. These are not scenes

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The idea is at the core of RECONO.me. It’s nothing less than a fundamental rethinking of how we build and create the goods and services that keep our society ticking over. Many of us have heard of the circular economy. Such an economy is regenerative; resource use, waste and emissions are minimised with better, longer-lasting design,

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