Close the Gap created WorldLoop in order to set up an environmentally sound e-waste management system in developing countries. In 2011 WorldLoop set up its first recycling centre in Kenya, where Close the Gap’s computers are recycled by local partners. This recycling facility is financed through a mechanism of e-Resource Certificates that are voluntarily purchased by sponsors in Europe. For each certificate bought by a European partner, one asset is collected and recycled in Africa.
“I love the idea that you have responsible use, reuse and then recycling. That is the first step in getting away from our linear way of thinking in society and back to a circular way of thinking, which is the most natural way for creating a sustainable society.” Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme