Donate old hardware

March 14, 2007

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Status: Implemented

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Get back the old systems, replaced inĀ  to navigate internet, work wienterprises by hundreds sometimes, to life donating them to associations non gubernamentals or dedicated to social action, maybe they can't run the newer applications but they're so capableth e-mail and office applications. It also reduces the electronic waste in our planet as the University of United Nations request.

So when you give the new systems you can receipt the old computers to redistribute among all needys.
DELL/ Status Update
Dell offers customers a Global Recycling and donation option for their old systems.


 

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  • Jul 20, 2007     Comment Link

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    Just yesterday we extended our leadership in global recycling, announcing that we are ahead of schedule to achieve a multi-year goal of recovering 125 million kilograms (about 275 million pounds) of computer equipment by 2009. The company also renewed its worldwide challenge to computer manufacturers to offer free recycling to consumers. Did you know that we are the only computer company in the world offering global recycling, as just part of our commitment and aspiration to be the greenest electronics company in the world? We have asked for ideas and help in this regard (see top of page here at Ideastorm and help us out). Dell provides consumers a donation option for old computers. When you are ready for a new system there are neighbors in your community who could make use of your old one. Through Dell Recycling, consumers can donate their computers to the National Cristina Foundation to help disabled and economically disadvantaged children and adults in your own community. The foundation will pick up your computer at your door and put it to good use in your community. You can get all the details here: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/corp/environment/en/recycling_main?c=us&l=en&s=corp&~ck=anavml
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  • Jul 20, 2007     Comment Link

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    Changed status to **IMPLEMENTED**.
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  • Mar 17, 2007     Comment Link

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    THe customers of Dell can duse the Dell Asset Recovery service to donate those computer to a cause of their choosing or they can have them recycled and maybe even get some money back. I thinkDell does a great job already in this department.
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  • Mar 14, 2007     Comment Link

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    I checked at the eco depot here too if I can scavenge parts from the bins & ... no. They let you scavenge paint, but not computer parts - go figure. I build computers out of old parts I collect for people who can't affort newer ones, so why would the eco stations not let me check what's usable and take it free?
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  • Mar 14, 2007     Comment Link

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    It can be possible install old versions of linux like slackware or specific distros like guadalinex-mini or delilinux to get back to life old pentium 100 or above that can't run anything from microsoft greather than win98, disconntinued of course...
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  • Mar 14, 2007     Comment Link

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    The older units can run Linux though. That's one of the advantages of Linux. Anyway, splendid idea.