Computer Recycling Company Maxitech.biz is Only UK Firm to Reach finals of The BBC World Challenge 2006 Competition; Online Voting Now Open

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Award-winning computer recycling at http://www.maxitech.biz. Award-winning London UK computer recycling specialist Maxitech.biz is one of just 12 organisations shortlisted in World Challenge 2006, and now faces the online vote from clients and the public in the final at the website http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk. BBC World, the BBC's international news and information television channel, and Newsweek, the weekly global current affairs magazine, have joined with Shell for the second year to launch World Challenge 2006. The World Challenge is looking to reward projects that make a real difference to local communities. World Challenge 2006. It aims to find individuals or groups from around the world who have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level.

Protecting the environment while helping charities and disadvantaged people such as refugees works on three levels of social responsibility at once - and so I think we can win the World Challenge, and I thank BBC World, Newsweek and Shell for giving us this opportunity to tell everyone about our business.

Award-winning London UK computer recycling specialist Maxitech.biz is one of just 12 organisations shortlisted in World Challenge 2006, and now faces the online vote from clients and the public in the final at the website http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk.

BBC World, the BBC's international news and information television channel, and Newsweek, the weekly global current affairs magazine, have joined with Shell for the second year to launch World Challenge 2006.

The World Challenge is looking to reward projects that make a real difference to local communities. World Challenge 2006. It aims to find individuals or groups from around the world who have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level.

From its premises in north London, Maxitech.biz collects redundant computers and other items of IT equipment at low cost from businesses located anywhere in the UK to divert them from landfill sites and protect the environment from toxic metals, such as lead and mercury.

These items are then refurbished and redistributed to groups and charities, such as Age Concern London, by Maxitech.biz's team of employees and trainees, many of whom have benefited from the company's policy of appointing a minimum of 60 per cent of team members from disadvantages backgrounds; recently the company marked a milestone, having provided over 150 disadvantaged people with training leading to nationally recognised qualifications and jobs.

By offering this service, Maxitech.biz, certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, is able to enhance a business's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) profile, and prepare it for compliance with the forthcoming Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, due to be introduced in 2007.

Founder and managing director Peter Paduh, named Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the London Business Awards 2005, is positive that Maxitech.biz can win the World Challenge 2006, and said: "Protecting the environment while helping charities and disadvantaged people such as refugees works on three levels of social responsibility at once - and so I think we can win the World Challenge, and I thank BBC World, Newsweek and Shell for giving us this opportunity to tell everyone about our business."

NOTES TO EDITORS

1)    For more information on Maxitech.biz, visit http://www.maxitech.biz.

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