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 -Would you like to buy some cookie dough? How about some chocolate bars? A Magazine subscription? Or maybe a calendar? Fundraising usually means selling things; often things we don’t really want or need.[Read more…] about How to Fundraise Without Selling Stuff
Written by Greentec -Since 1970, every year on April 22, more than 193 countries worldwide celebrate Earth Day. It’s an important day for awareness of environmental issues and the impact climate change is having globally. At Greentec we take secure e-waste recycling very seriously. We know that what we do is helping to make a positive change with our clients and the environment.[Read more…] about Earth Day: Greentec’s Impact
Written by Greentec -Urban mining is the practice of extracting valuable metals and materials from electronic waste. This seems pretty straightforward. In fact, if you’ve been following our blog at all or done any reading on e-waste you know that electronics are created using all kinds of precious metals. And they’re called precious for a reason, they’re not easy to obtain, and highly valuable.[Read more…] about What Is Urban Mining?
Written by Greentec -It’s a new year, for many of you this also means it’s the start of a new fiscal year. Budgets are being evaluated and money is being earmarked for various initiatives. What if we said you might be sitting on value you didn’t know was there?[Read more…] about What to Consider When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electronics
Written by Greentec -IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) and Data Destruction is serious business and improperly handling and disposing of old assets create unnecessary risk for businesses and organizations. Here are 5 things Canadian IT professionals need to know about security and electronics recycling.[Read more…] about 5 Things You Need to Know About Security and Electronics Recycling
Written by Greentec -We’ve talked about e-waste recycling before and why it’s such an important process, but we haven’t really unpacked it. We want to help you better understand the various services that support safety and security for those looking to dispose of their electronics and we’re going to start with data destruction.[Read more…] about What is Data Destruction?
Written by Greentec -The holidays are here, which for many of you means your old electronics are about to be replaced with shiny new toys. It’s our duty this time of year to ensure everyone (from consumers to large-scale businesses) knows the top three things to consider and do when disposing of their electronics.Here goes![Read more…] about Top Three Things to Consider When Disposing of Electronics This Holiday Season
Written by Greentec -As we’re sure you’ve noticed technology is not built to last. In fact, it’s designed to become obsolete or to break after a certain number of years/uses to encourage repeat purchases. Also, did you know that your electronics are full of dangerous chemicals and materials that are harmful to us and the planet if not disposed of properly? In a world where electronic devices such as computers, cell phones, laptops and tablets have become an active part of everyday life it’s more important than ever that businesses, institutions, large and small enterprises and the general public know how to safely and securely deal with their e-waste. E-waste recycling is the term used to describe the disposal of all electronics in a safe, secure and regulated way that helps keep these devices from piling up in landfills or being shipped to foreign countries. [Read more…] about What Is E-waste Recycling?