Chris Drage discovers financial intentives for recycling your ICT equipment
Every year the UK creates enough waste from electrical products to fill Wembley Stadium six times. So it's no surprise that there is growing concern about the environmental impact of redundant computers, their add-ons and other ICT products.
In its 2009 schools ICT survey the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) estimated that “over a quarter of a million computers are considered ineffective for teaching the curriculum due to either age or specification”. You'll find them in teachers' and cleaners' cupboards, under benches and in every conceivable storage space in a school – but what"s the solution? Don't worry, help is at hand.