When we look back at 2018, it was a year that we focused on executing our previously established programs. A large reason was that our CEO and leader of sustainability initiatives took maternity leave for a portion of the year. We did however launch a few new initiatives. One new notable program was the establishment of our RE program, where companies can drop off a wide range of electronics-based equipment for reuse and recycling. We also made changes in our marketing by launching a website to enable companies globally to buy products for reuse and reflect the ever-increasing trend of online buying.
REfficient ensure over 190,000 products were reused in 2018, almost triple previous years. The company launched a free RE program, where companies can drop off any type of electronics-based equipment for reuse or recycling. REfficient launched new marketing initiatives, including a new website as well as UsedTelecomSupply.com for customers to shop online and improve reuse rates. The company volunteered as a team for Environment Hamilton, maintaining the community gardens, and made a charitable contribution to two organizations. Staff underwent training for governance and marketing in 2018.