Canadian Recycling Association Offers Low-Cost Computers (with video)

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 3, 2013

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Canadian Recycling Association Offers Low-Cost Computers (with video)

A Canadian recycling association is offering recycled computers and systems for low-income individuals and operations for under $100.

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) of Calgary, Alberta, said in a news release it has begun a program that takes computers donated from corporations and makes sure all old data is removed. ERA has open source software available, as well as some corporate regular software.

Through the plan ERA is offering a computer and LCD for $20; laptops for $50; servers for $50; and Cisco networking equipment for $20.

ERA also said it will donate at no charge as many computers as it can to individuals  and non-profits that can’t afford even those prices. Volunteers can earn a computer after a day or two.

ERA was started by a poor boy who got a computer given to him by a church.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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