Citrique Belge donates IT material to Close the Gap for the first time

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 8:00 AM by

Citrique Belge, located in Tienen, Belgium, is one of Close the Gap's most recent donors of IT material. Yesterday, on February 28, they donated a batch of decommissioned material.

Citrique Belge is one of the largest citric acid producers in the world.  Citric acid is being used as a flavour enhancer in soft drinks, fruit juices, sweets, and so on. It also serves as an antioxidant in prepared meat products and canned fruit and vegetables.

The donated material mostly consisted of multiple computer screens. On the day of the collection of the IT material, Citrique Belge officially handed over the laptops to our Strategic Partnerships Director Didier Appels. We would like to sincerely thank Citrique Belge - as well as all of our other donors of IT material - for helping us bridge the digital divide with their donation.

Citrique Belge is one of the oldest examples of the circular, bio-based economy in Europe.  While making substantial efforts to valorize all our side-streams so that nothing is wasted, we are pleased to give a new future to our out-of-date computers. As Close the Gap is an excellent organization, we are proud to support their mission.” – Hans De Backer, Chairman of the Board Citrique Belge.

Citrique Belge also participates in the VOKA Charter Duurzaam Ondernemen. This means that they commit to realising at least 10 actions every year that are linked to sustainability and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals of the UN). One of the actions was 'Better management of waste', which also encompasses recycling and reuse. In line of this action, Citrique Belge donated their decommissioned IT material to Close the Gap to give it a second life and a proper recycling afterwards.


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