Carbon offsetting is about balancing your impact on climate change.
Everyday actions like driving a car, flying and even using your computer consume energy and produce greenhouse gas emissions - such as carbon dioxide - which contribute to climate change.
You and your company can compensate for your unavoidable emissions by paying someone to make an equivalent greenhouse gas saving. This is called ‘carbon offsetting’.
Should you offset your emissions?
Everybody has a responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint - for example by using public transport more often or turning down thermostats.
There are many ways of reducing your carbon emissions. The Reuse Recycle Carbon Offset Scheme is a way of offsetting some of your unavoidable emissions.
Is this a ‘cure’ for climate change?
No – offsetting won’t reverse the effects already caused by greenhouse gases. The environmental harm caused by these emissions cannot be undone. By saving an equivalent amount of greenhouse gas elsewhere, however, we can help to minimise current and future global emissions.
Small steps can make a big difference.
How does Reuse Recycle IT Carbon Offset Scheme work?
You tell us what redundant IT equipment you wish to dispose of. We calculate the revenue of this equipment and the number of offset carbon credits that can be purchased on behalf of your company. Through our mechanism, we buy the equivalent number of carbon credits’ from emission reduction projects that make a greenhouse gas saving. These projects may be anywhere in the world, however the carbon credits produced meet the strictest international standards
Where does the money go?
The carbon offsetting schemes supported by Reuse are directed at high quality environmental projects promoting energy from renewable sources. These promise to deliver carbon dioxide reductions.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects can be good projects to support as these can have immediate benefits to the environment.
The quality of offsetting schemes
By offsetting your CO2 emissions with Reuse and its partners, you can be assured that your money is being invested to reduce the equivalent level of CO2 in a selected portfolio of projects around the world.
We only create or invest in offsets which are independently verified to meet the highest standards.
In particular we focus on projects which can meet the demanding rigour of the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) or the Gold Standard for verified projects. More...
To achieve the environmental goals, reuse Recycle IT has partnered with a number of project developers who are able to provide the business with quality environmental projects around the world into which they can invest.
Additional long-term benefits, with Reuse’s business model, include on-going employment, opportunities to educate across the communities and better local infrastructure that helps to improve the whole economy. More...
Reuse Recycle IT seeks to be a good corporate citizen in everything that it does.
We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to all stakeholders are integral to our business and will benefit our business in the long term. More...
Where practical to walk, cycle and/or use public transport for work related activities and outside the work environment.
Avoid physically travelling to meetings etc where alternatives are available and practical, such as using teleconferencing, video conferencing or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips. Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working at least one day a week.
Businesses in the UK
The Climate Change Act 2008 makes the UK the first country in the world to have a legally binding long term framework to cut carbon emissions.
One of the targets set is a 34% reduction in emissions by 2020 based on 1990 levels. The Act also creates a framework for building the UK's ability to adapt to climate change.