Welcome to RECOSI
RECOSI (Regional and European Co-Operative for Social Industry) based in Ireland is a not for profit organisation. It was formed in early 2014 by a group of like-minded individuals, who want to help to develop social enterprises, which operate mainly in the area of reuse of IT equipment and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Our main objective is to develop the commercial activity of social enterprises in a meaningful and profitable way by combining the resources and expertise of both the social enterprises and commercial sector.
Our aim is to create a commercially unified model between social enterprises and commercial bodies in the IT reuse and WEEE market, which is directly delivering social value, commercial revenue and environmental protection. RECOSI’s aim is also to establish an informal compliance scheme for social enterprises (reuse centers operating in area of reuse of IT and WEEE) working together in partnership with existing compliance scheme.
Our locations: Ireland (Head Office), UK, USA, Europe
To provide a fully integrated solution for social enterprises, which are working in the area of the recovery and reuse of electrical and electronic equipment, this maximises returns to all stakeholders by providing a framework of expertise, training and operational excellence.
A vision of social enterprises working together in unity to create real jobs for the marginalised people in society.
WE WANT TO
Our goal is to develop a large operational footprint among social enterprises around the world, which are providing job opportunities for disadvantaged/disabled people. We want to develop their commercial departments in order to create more income and replace grants and donations.
With our unique single model we want to:
- Offer professional training in order to help professionalise social enterprises working or wish to work in the reuse industry.
- Help social enterprises to develop an asset recovery process for the reuse of IT equipment and increase the reuse and reduction of WEEE.
- Help social enterprises to develop a market for reused IT equipment and other WEEE scrap material and create more job opportunities in the Social Economy.
- Achieve more sustainable development for social enterprises which are operating in the field of reuse of IT and WEEE.