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E-M:/ FW: Dell offers computer collection event grant program

Enviro-Mich message from Tom & Anne Woiwode <woiwode@voyager.net>

Some Michigan organizations might be able to take advantage of this.
Tom, Anne, Nate and Pete Woiwode
5088 Powell Road
Okemos, MI 48864


 Dell Initiates Industry's First Computer Collection Event Grant Program

 Source: GreenBiz.com



 ROUND ROCK, Tex., Nov. 19, 2003 - Dell Computer has announced it will award

 $120,000 in a series of $10,000 grants to select U.S. communities,
 and other nonprofit groups to conduct computer collection events in the
spring of 
 2004. In addition, Dell will continue to conduct its own recycling events

 throughout 2004.


 "These events are intended to keep reusable and recyclable equipment out of

 landfills while raising awareness of responsible product end-of-life
 said Pat Nathan, Dell's Sustainable Business Director.


 These initial grant awards will be used to organize, promote, stage and
 computer equipment at events across the U.S. Grantees will receive guidance
 organizations like the National Recycling Coalition to aid in the success
 their events.


 Additional information and application forms can be found at



 "We want to empower communities to run their own collection events and to
 educate consumers about the importance of computer reuse and recycling

 end-of-life options," said Nathan, "Single-day events are very effective in

 raising awareness about recycling and gathering historic computer waste
 interested parties like Dell do their part to develop a more robust
 electronics-recycling infrastructure."


 Dell currently offers consumers a home pick-up recycling option for $7.50 a
 ( www.dell.com/recycling). Business and public institution customers can
 from Dell's Asset Recovery Services, which is affordable and easy to use (

 www.dell.com/assetrecovery). Both programs provide reuse and donation

 "The most effective solutions to building our nation's electronics
recycling and  
 reuse infrastructure will be those that incorporate shared responsibility
 public-private partnerships -- this pilot project is a creative step in
 direction," said Kate Krebs, executive director of the National Recycling



 The grant program evolved from Dell's National Recycling Tour that
 about 2 million pounds of unwanted computer equipment and has reached over
 million consumers with the message that "No Computer Should Go To Waste."
 will continue to conduct its own one-day collection events in 2004, and
remains a 
 partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's Resource Conservation
 education program, "Plug-In To eCycling."






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