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Swindon’s Green Machine forms Tech Hub to tackle digital poverty

Swindon tech recycling firm Green Machine has formed a Community Interest Company called Tech Hub to tackle digital poverty.

The firm launched the initiative with a donation of refurbished mobile phones and laptops to Ukrainian refugees living in the Marlborough area.

Green Machine recycles tech – including phones, laptops, and desktop computers – from businesses regionally before wiping hard drives and refurbishing the items for sale or donation, or stripping them for parts.

During the pandemic school closures, the firm started donating tech to the parents of homeschoolers who would not otherwise be able to continue their studies.

In the last financial year, Green Machine Computers has donated over 600 electronic devices to people in need, including Afghan and Ukrainian refugees, domestic abuse survivors, families in poverty, and more.

“Green Machines is on a mission to fight tech poverty. In a technological age, those without IT equipment have a significant disadvantage. Access to current technology is no longer a privilege but a necessity,” said Simon Crisp, managing director of Green Machine.

“We want to help as many people as possible and have partnered with a charity called the Tech Hub CIC who will be managing and administrating the donation process.”

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