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Computers for Schools Yukon is the Yukon based branch of Computers for Schools (CFS), a federal government-led program that collects, repairs, and refurbishes donated surplus computers from government and private sector sources and distributes them free to schools, non-profit organizations and libraries/museums throughout Canada.
Locally, Computers for Schools Yukon is partnered with Raven Recycling Society, which manages the public computer drop off on our behalf. To donate, bring computers to Raven Recycling. Standard e-waste drop-off fees apply.
To date, CFS has distributed more than 1,500,000 computers nationally!
Other Helpful Resources
Check out this resource for information on mattress recycling and repurposing!
An Unusual Alternative Energy Source
Thanks to Meghan and Amanda, two young students in New York for sharing this interesting article about creating alternative energy from a more unusual source! Keep asking questions and learning!
Some Thought Provoking Recycling Information
(sources: ISRI, Busch Systems)
Since the 1950s, humans have produced an estimated 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic, half of it in the last 13 years. 6.3 billion tonnes of this has already become waste.
Plastic production has increased 20-fold since 1964.
There is up to 87% reduction in energy consumption when producing recycled plastic compared to producing plastic from virgin materials.
Recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000-2,000 gallons of gasoline.
Energy saved using aluminum scrap vs virgin materials is up to 92%.
A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf in as little as 60 days!
Iron and Steel
Recycling steel requires 56% less energy than producing steel from iron ore.
Recycling one car saves more than 2500 lbs of iron ore, 1400 lbs of coal, and 120 lbs of limestone.
Energy saved using recycled paper vs virgin materials is up to 68%.
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4000 kilowatt hours of electricity. This is enough energy to power the average home for 5 months.
Recycling glass requires 34% less energy than producing glass from natural materials.
Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes, or a television for 20 minutes.
One metric ton of electronic scrap from personal computers contains more gold than that recovered from 40 tons of gold ore.
In 2016, 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste were generated. This is an equivalent of almost 4500 Eiffel Towers.