Combining a helping hand with environmental responsibility

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Isidore Recycling

Isidore Recycling not only saves the future of the planet, it saves the futures of formerly incarcerated individuals. The southern California-based company combines social enterprise with environmental responsibility to give both people and electronics another chance in life.

The staff at the full service e-waste plant disassemble old electronics and preserve environmentally harmful materials to be manufactured into new goods. But many of Isidore’s employees are also working at a fresh start in their lives. Isidore gives recently released prisoners the opportunity and skills to earn a living, rather than be forced back into a life of crime because their prison record makes them a less than ideal candidate to other employers.

Isidore Recycling’s founder and CEO, Kabira Stokes, has two primary passions: environmental safety and social good. By keeping toxins out of landfills and former prisoners out of prison, Isidore is contributing to the greater good of society on many levels.

“We believe in second chances for human beings who are ready to contribute to society again. We also believe in second chances for electronics that people have discard but have life left in them,” said Stokes.

On this week’s Full Frame Close Up, we hear the stories of Isidore employees whose lives have been changed by their new positions in the e-waste industry.

Isidore Recycling combines a helping hand with environmental responsibility

Isidore Recycling combines a helping hand with environmental responsibility

Isidore Recycling not only saves the future of the planet, it saves the futures of formerly incarcerated individuals. The southern California-based company combines social enterprise with environmental responsibility to give both people and electronics a second chance in life.

Follow Isidore Recycling on Twitter: @IsidoreRecycles

Follow Kabira Stokes on Twitter: @thekabira