9 November 2011

Kroll Ontrack and TES-AMM Team To Support Queensland Skills and Recycling Initiative

Kroll Ontrack teams with TES-AMM

SYDNEY – 9 November 2011 - Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of information management, data recovery and legal products and services, has teamed with TES-AMM, Australia’s ethical e-waste recycler and part of the global TES-AMM Group, to support two Queensland schools with an innovative community recycling initiative.

Goodna State Special School and the Western Suburbs State Special School in Brisbane, both focused on teaching students with disabilities, have implemented computer recycling as part of their senior ‘Work Skills Program,’ with all funds from the sale of computer drive commodities going back to the schools as part of their fundraising programs.

As part of its outreach, Kroll Ontrack provides the collection points for computer recycling, organises the computer hard drives to be delivered to the schools, and supplies all necessary tools and an engineer to train the work centre staff who teach the students how to dismantle the drives. TES-AMM, the best of breed eWaste recycler in Australia, which fully complies with all local and international regulations and is the first recycler in Asia to obtain R2 certification, collects the materials and provides a rebate to the schools once the commodities have been sorted and graded.

“One of the great outcomes of the initiative has been the significant impact that it’s had on student behaviour,” said Cathy Wheeler, acting deputy principal, Goodna State Special School. “Students who have difficulty concentrating for five to 10 minutes at a time are able to focus for up to one and two hours, and all students involved look forward to participating in these programs with student retention rates now at close to 100 percent.”

Both Kroll Ontrack and TES-AMM ensure that the recycling of electronic goods is handled ethically, and utilises state-of-the-art, automated equipment aimed at delivering the lowest environmental impact.

“We hope to encourage other businesses around Australia to partner with their local school communities to implement IT recycling programs,” said Adrian Briscoe, general manager, APAC, Kroll Ontrack. ”The ethical and environmental recycling of electronic products and community partnerships is of great importance to both TES-AMM and Kroll Ontrack. We are delighted with the outcomes of these school programs, which build skills and also give the environment a helping hand.”

Peter McGill, principal, Western Suburbs State School, commented, “Our senior students benefit from this program on many levels. They learn new skills, play an important role in the community recycling process, and with the funds the recycling generates, we are able to provide extra services and opportunities for all students in the school.”

For information on electronic recycling collection points, please go to: Data Erasure.


TES-AMM is part of the TES-Envirocorp group, a specialised electronic waste recycler with core activities in re-use/remarketing of electronics equipment, recovery of precious metals from electronic waste, battery recycling and printer cartridge recycling. In its short history, TES-AMM has become the approved recycling vendor for most well known Information and Communications Technology manufacturers in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world. Our total synchronised solutions offer a one stop shop experience that complies to local and international regulation and best practice while also providing accountability and peace of mind through a secure and traceable recycling process.

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