ELECTRONIC RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

January 19, 2005 10:00 ET

Computer Recycling and Donating, Electronic Recycling Association Expands its Operations


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FOR: ELECTRONIC RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

JANUARY 19, 2005 - 10:00 ET

Computer Recycling and Donating, Electronic Recycling
Association Expands its Operations

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 19, 2005) - In 2004, the
Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) along with its many partners in
reducing the amount of electronic waste in Alberta's landfills jointly
prevented upwards of 700,000 pounds of computers and electronics from
being buried in our landfills.

Electronic Recycling Association has been providing its recycling
services to companies and groups throughout Alberta and at the same time
provided local and foreign charitable organizations, schools and
daycares with working computers and electronics.

To grasp their contribution to the Alberta environment, this year their
efforts have prevented 6 times the height of the Calgary tower of
computer towers stacked on top of each other from going into the
landfills. 6 times the height of the Calgary tower of computer monitors,
3 times the height of the Calgary tower of televisions. Many of these
computers were collected from landfills, local companies and government
agencies.

The positive environmental impact is hard to measure, but what is easy
to measure is the benefit to the society. Upwards of 200 recent and
refurbished computers were donated free of charge to local charitable
and non profit organizations, as well as poor daycares. This number may
seem small, but in fact is very large considering the computers donated
were higher end systems, which ERA comes across very rarely. Most of the
computer equipment collected by the ERA was in the -386/486/low end
Pentium 1 range.

100% of the ERA recycling efforts are funded by the non profit
organizations ability to recover value out of otherwise useless
equipment. The ERA is always looking for donations of computers and
electronics, working or not to use in its many programs.

To celebrate the holiday season, the ERA is offering a free pickup of
all usable computer and electronic equipment to companies in Calgary.

The New Year holds many exciting things for the ERA, such as Canada wide
expansions, major retailers contributing to the association's efforts,
as well as helping new charities with working computers and electronics.

For Media inquiries, to donate or to ask for a donation, or for more
information on the Electronic Recycling Associations programs and
partnerships please visit our website at www.era.ca or contact the ERA
directly.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta
    Bojan Paduh
    (403) 262 4488
    or
    Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta
    1301 34th Avenue SE
    Calgary, Alberta
    Website: www.era.ca