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Dubai: Thousands of students in poor countries have been able to learn lessons using technology, thanks to damaged and old computers and other devices discarded by people in Dubai.
That decline came even though the county last year added one more collection site where old computers can be dropped off - in Oakridge - in addition to the sites already accepting such devices at Glenwood, Florence, Veneta, Cottage Grove and Vida.
Researchers at the consumer watchdog obtained quotes for a number of machines from various online companies and found that those wanting to get a good price for their old computers can recoup up to five times as much by selling them privately.
Kroll Ontrack's survey of more than 1,500 participants from 12 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regarding their data-wiping practices also revealed that four in 10 businesses gave away their used hard drives to other individuals, and 22% don't know what happened to their old computers. The survey also revealed that more than 60% of all old business computers found in the second-hand market are still fully intact containing proprietary business data.
PEOPLE throwing away old computers or laptops are being urged to recycle them through a scheme to get more people in the developing world to log on.
YOUR article on the illegal dumping in Africa of old computers and other electronic waste (The Journal, April 19) really set me thinking.
Waste produced by old computers, cell phones, and other electronics threaten to choke developing nations with mountains of hazardous e-waste, according to a new report on Monday.
But now an initiative by the American University of Beirut (AUB) is giving old computers a new lease of life by donating them to underprivileged communities.
Temple's Computer Recycling Center brings old computers back to life while saving the environment.
Old computers and computer scrap will be accepted for disposal on the Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City and Kingman campuses of Mohave Community College in Arizona, as a fundraiser for the Mohave Community College Computer Club.
Sage's corporate social responsibility administrator Leigh Thompson, pictured below, said: "Whilst we need to keep up with the latest technology, it's really important to us that we are disposing of our old computers in the most responsible and green way possible.
Old computers donated to Computer Aid will enjoy at least another three of four years on the desks of students in Africa and donors can be assured that they are WEEE compliant, Computer Aid said.