REUSE VS. RECYCLING

Choose to Reuse

Reusing just one computer with a CRT monitor saves:
  • 30 lbs of hazardous waste
  • 77 lbs of solid waste
  • 147 lbs (17.5 gallons) of water from being polluted
  • 32 tons of air from being polluted
  • 1,333 lbs of CO2 from being emitted
  • 7,719 kilowatts of energy (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Benefits of Computer Reuse

    It's more earth-friendly than recycling. Reuse extends the life of a working computer.

    It helps underserved communities worldwide. We send refurbished computers to schools and organizations in developing countries around the world.

    It provides valuable training. All computers are refurbished by local low-income volunteers as part of our hardware skills training program.


    Read the report on benefits of computer reuse: (1 MB PDF)

    Benefits of Computer Reuse

    It's easy on the environment. No hazardous materials are exported and no parts end up in landfills.

    We only use audited, certified recyclers. 

    We recycle printer cartridges and cell phones, too.