In 2003 I founded 1optimum a company specializing in the remarketing of used computer equipment. Up until the beginning of 2008 I had a warehouse in Toronto where I outsourced my storage and labor needs.
A niche was established as one of the strongest buyers for used Lexmark printers in North America. Although a great majority of our activities thus far have been centered on printers there are many other exciting areas of electronics recycling we’re developing. My largest customer for Lexmark printers shut down the contract that in 2007 was making us the most money so I decided to re-evaluate our direction.
My goals for 1optimum in 2008 involve developing a relevant presence and community image in Montreal; shutting down my toronto warehouse in favour of one here in Montreal (already done) and developing new streams of recyclables. This cell-phone drive is my first effort in that direction. It allies me with Sun Youth and the Saint Lawrence Blvd Association and establishes the concept of ‘Recycling-Drives’ which I hope will continue to be a fun and efficient way to find new recyclable products.
Thanks for reading,
Matthew Joseph Isganaitis
Chief Executive Officer - www.1optimum.com
It's Official !
1optimum has launched “Recycle Your Cell-Phone for Sun Youth”. Cell phone collection officially starts on the 1st of April 2008 and finishes the 1st of May 2008. All cell phones collected will be either recycled for the materials or refurbished when possible.
Participating sponsors have pledged to give XX per phone where $0.25 is equal to $500.00 based on our goal of 2000 phones. Pledges are capped at 2000 phones so a pledge of $0.25 is always no more than $500.00.
Our pledges have reached $1.595 as of today which means $3190.00 goes to Sun Youth provided we collect over 2000 phones.