GXO helps Virgin Media O2 cut single use plastic

 GXO Logistics, Inc., the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced today that its industry-leading solutions have helped its long-term partner, Virgin Media O2, to significantly reduce plastic waste in its logistics operations. GXO has worked with the telecomms company to cut its consumption of single use plastics (SUP) from products sent to cable customers by almost 48 tonnes since 2021, further advancing both companies’ ESG achievements.  “GXO and Virgin Media O2 are working together to create a supply chain that is as environmentally responsible as it is efficient and…

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Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub show charities ‘TLC’ with £400,000 tech lending scheme

Virgin Media O2 and environmental charity, Hubbub, are providing hundreds of tablets and smartphones to help people in need get online across the UK with a £400,000 device lending scheme. The Tech Lending Community scheme, established in 2022, aims to tackle digital exclusion and electronic waste by providing second-hand devices to people in need, while also giving tech a second life, preventing it ending up in landfill. As part of a new round of funding, homelessness charities, Centrepoint and Thames Reach will receive more than 500 tablets and smartphones, which…

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Virgin Media O2 Opens 250 More National Databanks And Boosts Free Mobile Data This Christmas

Virgin Media O2 is helping more people in need access free mobile data this Christmas by rolling out the National Databank to all O2-owned stores and two major homelessness charities nationwide, alongside increasing the amount of data available to help those who need it get online and stay connected to loved ones. The National Databank, created by Virgin Media O2 and the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity, Good Things Foundation, is like a foodbank for data, providing free O2 mobile data, texts and calls.  Virgin Media O2 has committed more…

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Virgin Media O2 and Jangala provide free WiFi for families and communities in need

Virgin Media O2 is helping thousands of people affected by data poverty to get online with free WiFi through a multi-year partnership with technology charity, Jangala. Building on their existing relationship formed in March 2022, the company is expanding its work with Jangala by rolling out 5,000 internet-enabling ‘Get Boxes’ to households, community centres, refuges, and homeless shelters across the UK. A Get Box, powered by O2 mobile data, provides a fast and reliable connection to help those in need access the internet and keep in touch with loved ones.…

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Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub join forces with TV’s George Clarke on the Time After Time fund to award £500,000 to the UK’s best eco projects

Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub have joined forces with TV presenter and environmentalist, George Clarke, to find the UK’s most innovative eco projects – with a share of £500,000 available for initiatives which tackle both electronic waste and support digital inclusion. George, star of hit TV shows, ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’ and ‘Restoration Man’ will help select the winners of the 2023 Time After Time fund where grants from £25,000 up to £100,000 will be awarded to a variety of organisations including community groups, charities and social enterprises. The Time…

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