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The UK is known to produce the most electrical waste, and according to the Waste Electrical and According to the World Electronic Equipment Forum (WEEE) report, 5.3 billion mobile phones will be thrown away this year and e-waste will reach 74 million tonnes per year by 2030

Virgin Media O2 and environmental charity Hubbub launch £500,000 fund to find
innovative ways to tackle the growing problem of electronic waste, which is the fastest
increasing flow of waste in the world.

For the next six months, Virgin Media 02 and Hubbub have set up a ‘Time after Time’ fund for the next six months, which will award grants between £10,000 and £75,000 for UK projects aimed at reducing e-waste, recycle electronics or support devices used over and over again.

Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub’s “Time After Time” fund aims to focus on projects that support the reuse, repair and recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment, from smartphones and laptops to toys and sports equipment. DIY.

Nicola Green, of Virgin Media O2, said: “With millions of devices hidden in
closets, left in lofts or gathering dust in garages, our Time After Time fund will tackle e-
waste by investing in eco-projects to help people live greener lives.

Gavin Ellis, co-founder of Hubbub, said: “Electronic waste is a pressing environmental issue, so this
funding is welcome and will help us support a range of initiatives that may have a
significant impact.

“Whether it’s a research project that supports a reduction in e-waste, a campaign that educates key audiences, or a project that directly addresses the causes of e-waste.

“We particularly welcome applications that engage people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not
only heavy users of electrical devices, but are essential to help solve this problem in the future.
Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 invite applications from charities, academic bodies,
community interest enterprises, social enterprises, registered enterprises, local authorities
and business improvement districts working to reduce e-waste.

The application process opens from October 28 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 14.

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