E For Good has been set up specifically to launch and manage a major nationwide campaign to CLEAR OUT and CLEAN UP electrical and electronic waste (e-waste). EFG has a campaigning mission and will be contributing a percentage of profits made from collection of e-waste to environmental and community organisations or charities.
E for Good is campaigning for change. We are concerned about e-waste – how much of it there is, what it’s made of, what happens to it when we throw it away and how we’re wasting the planet’s scarce resources.
We’re coming at this from a sustainability perspective, but we’re not ignoring the business side, so we’re not just pushing for others to change but showing how it can be done. We’re setting up new systems for collection, disposal and procurement of e-products and making sure that the organisations and companies we’re working with meet our standards. To achieve this, we are drawing up charters that demonstrate ‘good practice’ – for schools, for companies, for retailers and for local government, which will cover all these things.
E For Good was set up by Julia Hailes and Melinda Watson, in 2011. Julia met Melinda in 2010 and discovered that they shared a concern about E-waste – how much there is and what’s happening to it. So they started The E-Waste Campaign, which aimed to raise awareness about the issue, as well as help people dispose of their electrical equipment more responsibly.
Who We Are
Julia is a founder Director of E for Good and is in charge of business development, communications, PR, networking and sustainability goals. She has worked for over 25 years in the environmental world and has an outstanding reputation for initiating change and getting things done. She’s a campaigning consultant, a writer, a speaker, a green entrepreneur and an opinion former.
Melinda is a founder Director of E for Good and is in charge of web design, branding, research, legislation and education. In the educational world she’s taken a lead by including sustainable design and eco-system thinking into the curriculum and applying this in a business context. She’s a designer, a teacher, an educationalist, a communicator and a consultant.
Sean is a non-executive director of E for Good. His support and enthusiasm have been pivotal to setting up our organisation. He has helped us develop our ideas, provided us with some seed funding and will be working with us to set up an exemplar on how e-waste should be collected, reused and recycled. Sean is an entrepreneur, a business man, a strategist and a logistics expert.
Corina Reay joined E For Good in January 2012, as our first full-time employee – she is our Campaigns Manager. For the last 10 years, Corina has been working for the Ecos Trust, a Somerset-based charity promoting sustainable building, design and construction. “I’ve had a life-long interest in environmental issues. E for Good appealed to me because it was clearly campaigning for what I believe in and provides a new challenge for me, whilst, at the same time, tackling a very modern cause.”