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The Recycling Factory raises fund for RNLI

January 13, 2014

RNLI£100,000 target reached through recycling partnership between cartridge recycler and lifeboat charity.

The Recycling Factory has announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, it has reached its £100,000 ($164,000/€120,000) fundraising target working with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) by recycling ink and toner cartridges as well as mobile phones and other electronic goods; with the UK-based company working in partnership with the charity for five years.

The target was achieved by the end of 2013, meaning that £600,000 ($982,000/€720,000) has been raised since the partnership began. This has helped to provide the charity with funding for the training of two lifeboat volunteers at each of the RNLI’s 237 stations across the UK for a whole year, with each volunteer costing £1,255 ($2,000/€1,500) to train. 19,000 miles of the UK and Republic of Ireland’s coastline are covered by the RNLI on a 24/7 basis to ensure help at sea is available to those who need it.

The money was raised with the help of RNLI supporters, who were able to send their empty cartridges in freepost envelopes or free recycling boxes provided by The Recycling Factory, with 100 percent of each item’s value donated to the charity.

Commenting on the achievement, Ros Whitlock, Corporate Partnerships Manager at RNLI, said: “We are really grateful for The Recycling Factory’s ongoing support and the contribution for 2013 will make a big difference towards the RNLI being ready to save more lives at sea.”

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