Goodwill expands recycling to include Microsoft products
Dell and Goodwill announced that in addition
to collecting for recycling purposes PCs and computer accessories,
the Goodwill locations participating in Reconnect will also now
accept Microsoft entertainment products including Xbox, Zune
and accompanying accessories.
Launched in 2004, Reconnect has diverted
more than 96 million pounds of e-waste from landfills and created
about 250 “green jobs,” with Goodwill employees managing the
collection and disassembly of the equipment. Donated equipment
meeting Reconnect’s criteria are resold, and devices needing
repair are either refurbished or broken down into parts to be
recycled by Dell partners. The program supports Goodwill’s job
training programs, employment placement services and other community-based
programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or
job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment.
For more information, visit www.reconnectpartnership.com.