Leading E-Waste Organization Donates Hundreds of Computers to Vancouver Charities
The Electronic Recycling Association continues long-term donation programs to support less fortunate Vancouver citizens
VANCOUVER, May 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has been supporting charitable organizations in Vancouver through the donation of refurbished IT equipment and other electronics for nearly ten years.
The ERA collects unwanted equipment from local organizations, many of which cycle out computers and laptops after as few as three years. Instead of taking these operational computers apart and recycling them for metals, plastic and glass, the ERA removes data, cleans and tests them, and then updates software systems so they are immediately ready to be used by someone who cannot afford a computer.
"Computer reuse is key to addressing the environmental problem of e-waste as well as lessening the prominent digital divide," says Bojan Paduh, founder and president of ERA. "Reuse is simply the most ecological approach, it requires the least resources and positively impacts the greatest number of people."
About the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA)
Established in 2004, the ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. With reuse being the ERA's top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse. True end of life items are transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. The ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment to charities and individuals alike.
SOURCE Electronic Recycling Association
For further information: Media contact: Kristi Gartner, Marketing and Communications Manager, Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), 604.215.4483, [email protected]