TechSoup, Redemtech launch Recycled
Gartner IT & Software Asset Management Summit
announced the Recycled Computer Initiative (RCI).
This initiative will work with corporations to
divert their used computers from the waste stream, refurbish them
and then provide them to the nonprofit sector.
A leading Internet company was the first corporation
to donate a large quantity of computers to RCI, which distributed
over 1,000 computers to United States.
“Charitable donation is an attractive option
for corporations with usable, but surplus technology,” said
Robert Houghton, president and founder of Redemtech. “RCI
addresses the two primary concerns corporations have in regard to
charitable donation: data security and making sure technology gets
to groups or individuals that need it.”
“TechSoup has been distributing technology
product donations to nonprofits for many years and computer hardware
has always been at the top of nonprofit wish lists,” said
Rebecca Masisak, vice president and general manager of TechSoup
Stock, TechSoup’s product philanthropy program.
As a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, Redemtech
installs Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000 and Microsoft Works
7.0 at a cost of $5 per license on computers being donated for distribution
to eligible recipients. TechSoup enables easy ordering of the refurbished
hardware for registered, qualifying nonprofits, who receive the
hardware directly from Redemtech TCM Centers.
Redemtech’s extended end-of-life services
ensure that computers donated through the program are recycled responsibly.
Redemtech will recover computers acquired through the Recycled Computer
Initiative from the nonprofit and recycle them free of charge in
accordance with Redemtech’s zero-landfill, zero-export, zero-incineration
For more information on the Recycled Computer
Initiative, visit www.techsoup.org/stock/rci.