Since the launch of Softchoice worlds first searchable EPEAT and Energy Star product registry, Softchoice has given IT purchasers the ability to easily identify and evaluate more than 2,300 unique products based on their environmental attributes. With 4,800 ENERGY STAR certified products to our website bringing our total roster of certified green IT products to more than 7,100. [Read more...]
Softchoice has offered an office battery recycling service since 2009 at all of our offices and have had extreme success with our program! Employees areencouraged to bring in their used batteries from their home and Softchoice will dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. This is done through a E-waste recycling company that our landlord provides. In addition to alkaline and recharge-ables, Softchoice also recycles laptop batteries.
In 2010 Softchoice collected approximately 350 used batteries, in addition to our 700 collected in 2009. That brings our total to over 1000 recycled batteries!
Here are some tips on starting up your own battery collection program at your office: [Read more...]
In March, the Softchoice Dallas Team was able to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity computer pilot program. The program, which Softchoice Cares had been working with Habitat for the last year and a half, has the goal to donate refurbished computers to Habitat home owners. With the help of Redemtech, who provided the refurbished computers, we were able to supply 25 families with a full desktop computer and monitor. Before the families were able to take the computers home, we did a brief overview of the computer itself and some security awareness. The home owners also had to sign a waiver that they would call Redemtech if they no longer wanted/needed the computer for proper disposal. This is now happening in four other cities with plans to growth nationwide. Through the hard work and partnership of Softchoice Cares and Habitat for Humanity we are continuing to bridge the digital divide here at home!
Recently, I had the opportunity to watch a documentary called: Collapse (2009). It was a detailed discussion about the topic of “peak oil”. Peak oil is defined as the point at which 50% of all the oil in the world will have been consumed. Not only that oil will run out, but the supply of oil can cause a major spike in prices as seen below in 2008. The effects could be devastating. [Read more...]
I was reading my 2011 recycling calendar produced by my city and found a really interesting article about the mysterious ways of recycling. I didn’t realize how many amazing transformations are the result of my “trash”.
Re-pulped newspapers can become shingles, ceiling tiles and egg trays. Even better, one ton of old newspapers save 19 trees. Tin cans go on to bigger things as concrete reinforcing bars, chains, pipes and car parts…Saving 1.36 tons of iron ore ! And what goes around comes around; next time you burn a copy of your favorite show onto a DVD, you could be using your the last can of Heineken you enjoyed with aluminum drink cans being used to make Cd’s and DVDs.
There are so many things that can be reclaimed – the list is endless. Next time you put something in your blue bin, you could be seeing it for the second time very soon.