Computer Aid is the world’s largest non-profit supplier of computers to developing nations. Whilst they also recycle computers, re-using them is 20 times more effective at saving life-cycle energy.
The production of every desktop PC consumes 240kg of fossil fuels, 22kg of chemicals and 1.5 tonnes of water according to a recent study. A re-used PC can have a 3 or 4 year life-span at schools and universities in Africa.
Businesses and individuals alike can recycle, so if you have old computers why not re-use them with Computer Aid.