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The Oratory Eco-Schools Committee Recycles Computers

The Oratory ECO-Schools Committee has begun a recycling scheme focusing on laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

The initiative was thought up by Göran Lennartsson, Maths teacher and Eco-Schools Co-ordinator at The Oratory School. “I service and restore laptops and mobile phones as a hobby and based on my knowledge and a small group of enthusiastic pupils I see once a week, we thought we could add another level of recycling to our ECO-Schools project” explains Göran.

Having contacted Simon Lane, IT Technician at Langtree School, Göran was delighted to discover that the secondary school, also based in Woodcote, was interested in the set-up of a depot of recycled laptops that would run like Chrome Books using the free Operating System CloudReady. As a result, 3 recycled laptops and a PC were delivered to Langtree at the end of November.

The Oratory ECO-Schools Committee is now looking for more laptops to restore and recycle (data security in hand) thereby making more laptops available at Langtree and possibly other local schools. The laptops would be used by pupils who do not have adequate computing facilities. An additional part of the project is to recycle tablets and phones to either sell with proceeds going to charity or being properly recycled to recover valuable metals. If you are interested in donating a used laptop, mobile phone, or tablet (functioning or not) to our recycling program, then please do get in touch via the details below. It is an act of charity as well as a way of protecting the environment.

The Eco-Schools programme is a global education programme that empowers pupils to inspire and lead change within their school and have a positive impact in their wider community. It encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness. Find out more here:

If you wish to donate or receive more information on our recycling scheme, please contact Göran Lennartsson at