Give New Life To Your Old Gadgets: A Sustainable Solution

With our eyes set always into the future, to grow and expand our business, we can’t neglect or avoid thinking about what will happen with our Earth.  That’s why at Gone! we firmly believe in a sustainable model, where we not only recycle and reuse our own things, as a team, but we help our users do the same with their own.

Whenever you buy something, whatever it is, you are adding it to your pile of stuff at home.  And when you finally decide to get rid of the old computer you replaced, or those jeans that don’t fit anymore, or that camera that was too much for your amateur hands to handle, it all most probably will end up in a landfill, together with huge amounts of trash.

With our app, we can help you in more ways than you think:

  • Discourage useless hogging at home.
  • Keep your personal economy healthy, for you to buy things you want.
  • Prevent the old stuff you don’t use anymore to end up in landfills and hurt our planet.

And we are not just talking about users.  Along the way we learnt that green is the way to go, and if preserving our land isn’t a strong a reason for you, here are some reasons why sustainability and business are a great pair.

If that doesn’t convince you, we found actual cases in big companies where sustainability has been in their top priorities and created huge differences in their businesses.  Take a look at these facts:

  • Con Agra reported savings of $22 million in 2012 by optimizing and improving their packaging, thus reducing 3 million pounds of material; improving palletizing and logistics; and conserving 646 million gallons of water; among other initiatives.
  • Darden Restaurants, parent to Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and others has already cut its restaurant-wide water consumption by 15% in 2012, three years earlier than its 2015 goal.
  • Walmart, ranked #1 retailer for onsite generation of renewable energy by the EPA, reduced plastic bag waste globally by 42 million pounds, which translates into 3.1 billion bags!
  • FedEx estimates that, before the end of this year, they will have improved the fuel efficiency of their U.S. vehicle fleet by 22% compared to 2005.

So, we really do think that every little bit counts, and together we can really make a huge difference and protect our beautiful nature and surroundings.  Challenge yourself to include sustainable actions in a day to day basis:

  • At work, start by asking yourself whether what you are about to print is absolutely necessary. Maybe an e-mail, or 1 copy instead of 10, is all you really need.
  • If you have your own business, think of ways to reduce waste and be more conscious with the use of materials.
  • At home, think carefully about what to do with the stuff that you don’t use anymore. If you are Gone! user, try selling one item every time you buy a new one.

Tell us about your results, and show us what our Earth means to you!

Jenny at Gone

Jenny is Communications Director at Gone! follow her on twitter at @jennifertch

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