Just scored 2 out of 10 in the tidiest office contest? Perhaps your recent birthday present was the latest ultrabook, so no idea what to do with your old laptop now? Came across an article on the negative environmental impact of growing e-waste? Whichever the reason may be, there’s a great opportunity now to donate your old or unwanted machine and even qualify for tax deduction.
Sounds like a plan? Here are some facts to inspire you to donate computers instead of just tossing them in the trash.
When the time comes to upgrade your old PC, do not trash it. If it is still in good shape, you can donate it straight away to non-profits, educational institutions, or may even drop it at your local library. If it needs some repair, you can get it refurbished, and then pass it on.
The point is, by not sending your PC to the landfills, you do a lot to save the environment. If we all went that extra mile, e-waste would much less be a subject of concern.
Donate your computer, but not your data
Before donating your PC, do make sure you do not leave unerased data on it! Wipe your entire hard drive, using a security solution such as east-tec DisposeSecure. Even the most advanced forensic experts will not be able to recover your data wiped with our software product.