MySkip, The Reuse Site, Unveils UK's First Ever Nationwide Infrastructure to Support Charities.LONDON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ --
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MySkip (http://www.myskip.com/), the world's most secure, easy-to-use and free(1) website dedicated to promoting the reuse of unwanted goods, today unveiled a free web-based software application called CCI CCI Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie (France)
CCI CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Citation Index
CCI Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Western Australia) (Charity to Community Interface) designed specifically to meet the needs of small non- profit organisations struggling to help their beneficiaries in the present economic crisis, whilst addressing serious environmental issues such as landfill and carbon emissions.
MySkip's new service, available today at 1500 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) See UTC.
GMT - Universal Time 1 , enables non-profit organisations to easily obtain items such as furniture, electronics and clothing that have been donated by consumers or businesses via the company's website.
"Charities are facing increasing pressure to fulfil their objectives, often with dwindling resources and limited budget," said Gary Cope (http://www.myskip.com/media-centre/corporate_en.php?), CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of MySkip. "MySkip believes that by giving non-profits access to our community of donors, using the latest technology, we are providing organisations with an alternative, yet guaranteed source of material donations that they actually require. The organisations can then either sell the items to fund their operations or give them away for free to their beneficiaries who are in desperate need of assistance."
A recent survey conducted by the Charity Commission (http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/) reveals that 52 percent of charities in England and Wales England and Wales are both constituent countries of the United Kingdom, that together share a single legal system: English law. Legislatively, England and Wales are treated as a single unit (see State (law)) for the conflict of laws. have been hit by the credit crunch Credit Crunch
An economic condition whereby investment capital is difficult to obtain. Banks and investors become weary of lending funds to corporations thereby driving up the price of debt products for borrowers. . The findings also show that 58 per cent of those affected have experienced a decrease in income.
MySkip feels that by fostering closer relationships between charities and donors, using information and communication technology, the public will help organisations to meet their obligations towards the most disadvantaged within the community.
One of the first non-profit organisations to pilot MySkip's new service for charities is the London Community Recycling Network (http://www.lcrn.org.uk/ ) (LCRN), which comprises of more than 100 members including charities, social enterprises and other non-profits. "We are delighted that MySkip has developed an innovative software application (CCI) that assists the very organisations we represent whilst promoting reuse," said Hannah Kowszun, Communications Manager and Membership Coordinator at the London Community Recycling Network. "We encourage the public to pause before throwing away an item because in all likelihood that worn jacket, old bicycle or creaky creak·y
adj. creak·i·er, creak·i·est
1. Tending to creak.
2. Shaky or infirm, as with age; decrepit: creaky knee joints; a creaky regime. bed could be reused by someone who is in need of a helping hand."
How the service works
Charities wishing to use the free software programme (CCI) simply need to register with MySkip in order to start receiving items from the company's community of reuse-minded donors by selecting the items they want to receive from a menu of 12 categories The installation process takes minutes and only requires the charity's representative to have an email and/or mobile for alerts.
If a MySkip member wants to give charities first pick at their unwanted item, the member simply needs to select this option when posting the unwanted goods to the website using a personal computer or mobile phone (http://www.myskip.com/via-mobile_en.php?&plang=en ) (by sending a photo to text code 65005). If no charity selects the item within 24-hours, the item is automatically made available to its members.
"Companies such as MySkip have the technology, best practices and commitment to assist charities through these difficult times," said Alex Green Alex Green is an English mathematical physicist. He is the author of the Geometric Theory of Consciousness. External links
MySkip is working to reduce the amount of waste shipped to landfill
Since last April, thousands of MySkip members have collectively saved more than 117 tonnes of waste (equivalent to the weight of 14 double-decker Routemaster buses) from going to landfill by simply reusing everyday items. 117 tonnes of waste is equal to 539 tonnes of carbon emissions (2) and, according to Defra (http://www.defra.gov.uk/ENVIRONMENT/waste/strategy/strategy07/pdf/waste07-annexes-all.pdf) , reuse saves nearly five times the amount of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere than recycling one tonne of aggregated waste.(3)
(1) Cost for uploading an item via MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhanced transmission service that enables graphics, video clips and sound files to be transmitted via cellphones. Developed as part of the 3GPP project, MMS phones are generally backward compatible with SMS and EMS. is 50p excluding standard network charges. Reserving an item using your mobile is GBP GBP
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the British Pound.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 1 excluding standard network charges. No charge for text alerts unless an item becomes available. The alert then costs 25p per text excluding standard network charges.
(2) This number was calculated by multiplying 117 tonnes of waste with Defra's aggregated emission factor (4.6) for recycling one tonne of aggregated waste.
(3) See Defra's report "Waste Strategy Annual Progress Report 2007/08" (http://www.defra.gov.uk/ENVIRONMENT/waste/strategy/strategy07/pdf/waste-strategy-report-07-08.pdf) published on 10 July 2008.
MySkip uses innovative technology to effect positive change in the way individuals, non-profits, businesses and governments work together to promote the social, environmental and economical benefits of reuse, including reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, minimising dangerous carbon emissions and helping those in need obtain material goods. More than 100 celebrities, politicians and business leaders from around the world have endorsed MySkip's cause:The Dalai Lama; Rt. Hon David Cameron MP; Sir David Attenborough; Grammy Award winners Sheryl Crow and Peter Gabriel; Gordon Ramsay; Bafta winner Ricky Gervais; Bloomberg; Bang & Olufsen; President Nicolas Sarkozy; The Chinese Government; Barclaycard; Specsavers; Superdrug; Lloyds TSB; and J Sainsbury's, etc. For more information, please visit http://www.myskip.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/myskipcom.
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