Recycling e-waste benefits London
London— Peter Paduh of Maxitech
was awarded the Young Business Person of the Year Award 2005 at
the London Business Awards organized by the London Chamber of
Commerce. Maxitech is tackling the toxic timebomb of obsolete
computers by giving them a new lease of life. E-waste is the fastest
growing type of waste thrown out by households as the IT industry
updates products faster and faster.
Set up by Peter Paduh, Maxitech.biz
opened its North London office in December 2003 and is a nonprofit
company providing a reuse and recycling service for UK companies’
outdated IT equipment. The company also offers a certified drive-wiping
service to ensure sensitive data is removed from old equipment.
In London alone an estimated
20,000 tons of old computers are disposed of each year, with Maxitech’s
expansion plans and their additional site in Hornsey, North London
they will be able to recycle 9,000 tons of used machines. They
aim to increase trainee and full-time employees by 100% over the
next year to accommodate the growth.