This Tripod design is SPINNING
The success of the PCs FOR KIDS project is obviously
not pleasing MICROSOFT who are pulling the plugs on
the use of software in recycled computers,according to a report on A CURRENT AFFAIR recently,July 2001.
This Geelong based organisation also shipped 50 computers to Dili to assist East Timorese schoolchildren.
PCs for Kids has saved over 350 tonnes of computer equipment from going to landfill.
Microsoft has offered to donate software and computers to Australian Charities but PCs for Kids are not happy,Read the story here.
PROJECT COMPUTERBANK is an Australian initiative to supply free GNU/Linux systems to low income individuals, community groups and disadvantaged schools. This Project has resulted in the formation of volunteer organisations in several Australian states.
Kids Under Cover a Victorian service providing safe & secure homes for the community's at risk children. Always need of household goods and pcs either for homework or recreation.
is a Geelong based charity now in it's 3rd year.
They recently presented their 1000th PC to a group
of young women studying for their VCE while in crisis accommodation.
PCs for Kids comprises about 65 volunteers and 15 unemployed participants.
Since they began in 1999 they have broken down an estimated 430 tonnes of computer equipment to recreate over than 1000 computers.
They still have about 375 tonnes of equipment in storage,and are committed to not sending any of it to landfill.
They are continually looking for alternative uses for electronic scrap.
They believe the issue must be tackled at the national level,as their capacity is only reaching half of the Victorian computer waste market.
A non profit team to help provide Internet access for the housebound mobility disabled and elderly disabled on the Mornington Peninsula.
For more information on recycling of computers,public place recycling,kerbside recycling,business recycling and campaigns of the Launceston Recycling Project click this link.
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