Written by Greentec -The Basel Action Network (BAN) recently released the results of a year-long study, revealing that Canadian e-waste is still being exported to developing countries. 43 pieces of computing equipment marked with GPS trackers were handed to official collection depots and processors across Canada. A shocking 16% of these devices were exported out of the country. [Read more…] about Canada Still Exports E-Waste to Developing Countries
Written by Greentec -The start of a new school year necessitates many big purchases for Canadian families. Although it is imperative that students have access to a reliable laptop or tablet in order to maximize their learning and academic success, brand new tech devices are not the best solution. Purchasing the tech that students need can cause strain on finances and the environment — but it doesn’t have to. That’s where Greentec and our refurbished electronics store comes in. [Read more…] about 3 Reasons to Shop Greentec’s Store for Back-to-School
Written by Greentec -14 refurbished Apple MacBooks were donated by Greentec to the new Oak Bridge Academy, an alternative elementary school for children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and other learning-related challenges. The MacBooks will be used by teachers to give and receive assignments to students. Some students on the spectrum lack the fine motor skills to write and rely on typing in all their work, making the curriculum computer-based.Greentec is proud to be able to make a small difference in the education of so many children.See the full article in the Cambridge Times
Written by Greentec -Technology is moving fast. Today’s smartphones have more computing power than a desktop from 10 years ago. The result for many businesses is backrooms and storage spaces filled with outmoded technology. [Read more…] about Why your business should let the pros recycle your electronics
Written by Greentec -As we build towards Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) we’re going to devote much of our content to sharing the ways in which shifting focus to sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices can help your organization, and position it to become a sustainability leader in your industry.To start, here are three ways your business can become more sustainable.[Read more…] about Three Easy Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable
Written by Greentec -Every organization that is subject to Canada’s private-sector privacy laws is obligated to be in compliance with them. An accountable organization must have in place appropriate policies and procedures that promote good practices. The goal is to comply with privacy protection laws.[Read more…] about Privacy Information Security and Who is Accountable?