Strategic alliance raises awareness on environmental responsibility and e-waste solutions worldwide.
DUBLIN — May 17, 2023 — In a groundbreaking collaboration, Origina, the global leader in IBM third-party software maintenance, and This Spaceship Earth, a renowned environmental nonprofit organization, have established an alliance to confront the escalating e-waste crisis that threatens our planet.
With over 60 million metric tons of e-waste generated annually, the need for action has never been more urgent. In a world grappling with climate change, both corporations and individuals must confront a crucial question: What will we do about this mounting e-waste problem?
Origina’s unwavering commitment to a greener future shines through in this alliance. By promoting sustainable approaches to hardware and software management, not only can corporations save money, but they can also drastically reduce waste and diminish their carbon footprint.
“We are thrilled to unite with This Spaceship Earth to amplify the pressing issue of global e-waste,” declares Tomás O’Leary, CEO and Founder of Origina. “Together, we can advance our shared mission and pave the way towards a more sustainable future.”
Origina, a trailblazer in the Right to Repair movement and the driving force behind the establishment of Free ICT Europe Foundation and FreeICT USA, prioritizes the freedom to support, repair, and resell technology products. By extending product life cycles and minimizing waste, the company actively contributes to the reduction of new raw material requirements.
“This Spaceship Earth is pleased and proud to have the sponsorship of Origina. Origina has embraced a regimen to reduce e-waste as a first step toward a circular economy and has insisted on a hands-off policy allowing This Spaceship Earth the freedom and agency to approach our mission in any way we determine. We see Origina as an exemplary company in facing the climate crisis and are proud to have their support,” said David Houle, Futurist and Co-Founder of This Spaceship Earth.
Together, Origina and This Spaceship Earth are poised to make a significant impact on the e-waste predicament. By raising awareness, fostering sustainable practices, and driving meaningful change, they are building a way forward for a brighter, cleaner future for generations to come.
Origina is a global provider of independent third-party IBM software support and maintenance that is committed to delivering outstanding software maintenance services. Our dedicated team of 600+ global independent IBM product experts is passionate about championing end-user rights and unlocking value for our customers. We work proactively to protect, extend, and enhance all versions of IBM® and HCL® Passport Advantage software on open systems and mainframes, providing a cost-intelligent alternative to traditional software megavendors. Visit origina.com to learn more.
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ABOUT THIS SPACESHIP EARTH
This Spaceship Earth is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit corporation founded in 2016. It is committed to overcoming the challenges of our climate crisis and re-establishing a balanced relationship between humanity, the planet, and the systems that sustain them. We believe the best way to do so is to generate “crew consciousness” within a critical mass of people, cultures, organizations, and institutions. As Marshall McLuhan said in 1970: “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” For more information, please visit thisspaceshipearth.org.
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Bob Leonard, Director of Operations