Environmental Impact


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)

Thanks to your remarkable efforts, we’ve prevented millions of pounds of e-waste from polluting our environment.

Only 25% of consumer electronics are responsibly recycled with the remainder ending up mostly in our landfills, with toxic chemicals leaking out, contaminating our rivers and streams.

When you donate to InterConnection your electronics will never end up in a landfill or be illegally exported overseas.

Benefits of Computer Reuse

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

It helps under-served 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 our staff, on-site in Seattle. Staff receive innovative, on-the-job training through our hardware skills training program.

Benefits of Computer Recycle

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.