ICT Reduce, reuse, recycle

ICT are committed to Imperial's target for Net Zero pollution by 2040 and as part of this we are making changes to ensure that we can get there, this includes; reducing carbon footprints from our data centres and infrastructure, working with partners that are improving their green credentials from source to delivery of hardware, donating old useful tech to help people in need and ensuring  you can dispose of IT electrical waste responsibly.

Our Head of Infrastructure and Shared Services, sits on the Sustainable Imperial Expert Advisory group. The group provides advice into the Sustainability Strategy Committee and onwards to University Management Board and will develop and advise on sustainability initiatives for the College.

Donate devices

Imperial has signed up to the SocialBox.Biz Scholarships for Refugees and Homeless People campaign ahead of Earth Day 2023, hallmarking the organisation’s dedication to societal engagement, inclusion and with the added benefit of reducing environmental pollution.

ICT are leading this sustainability drive to reduce waste, which is another great way for Imperial to get to NetZero for pollution by 2040. 

When you donate, old, but still usable technology to this scheme the device will be cleared of any sensitive data by ICT, open-source software will be installed on it by ScoialBox, and suitable items will be donated to refugees and homeless people to reuse in their learning.

What and how can you donate?

If you are doing a home or office clear out, please give us your old, but still usable:

  • Computers and laptops (i5 processors and above)
  • Smartphones
  • iPads
  • Servers
  • Routers

Don’t forget to disable any face ID or PINs from your devices before you donate, and include power leads.

You can donate personal devices (non-college items), but it is your responsibility to wipe them or back up data from any hard drives.

It’s really easy to donate, you can drop your items to ICT or they can collect from your office – just complete this ASK form. Full details of where to drop your items can be found on the form.