Lantra strengthens sustainability
pledge by donating technology
to national charity

Lantra, a leading awarding body for the land-based and environment sector in the UK and Ireland, has recently donated its redundant electrical and electronic items to a national charity for re-use, recycling, and resale to the community.

Redundant electricals and electronics are the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimating that 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by householders and companies every year in the UK.

With a renewed sustainability policy and a passion to implement practical solutions across the company, the IT team at Lantra spotted an opportunity to take responsibility for their e-waste by reaching out to a national charity.

By working in partnership with WeeeCharity, who are registered with the Environment Agency, Lantra is supporting local communities whilst simultaneously reducing waste that is sent to landfill or for incineration.

Money made from the project at WeeeCharity is donated back into the local community to fund future projects, events and fundraising, all to help relieve poverty.

Richard Crompton, Head of IT at Lantra commented: “In the UK alone, we discard thousands of tonnes of electricals and electronics every year. By taking a more sustainable approach which is centred around a circular economy, we can minimise this waste stream”.

“By collaborating with WeeeCharity, Lantra has the confidence that our redundant equipment will go to good use”.