New app eases e-scrap recycling

Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and latest software is helping its partner Stone Group recycle annually over 330 000 units of used electronics such as laptops, desktops computers and printers.

The UK company has launched Stone 360, a new app that lets organizations across the public, private and education sectors arrange for Stone to pick up unwanted electronic devices and take them back to its recycling centres.

Stone’s customers earn points for returning their e-waste, either as cash or increased by 20% when traded in for Stone’s new or refurbished technology

When customers earn enough points, Stone will also plant a tree as part of its partnership with the National Forest.