Don’t be too hasty to throw out your old computer, monitor, printer or router. It could very well help someone else in need. According to the EPA, some 45,000 tons of electronics each year are ready for end-of-life management, but only 25% get collected for recycling. Enter the National Cristina Foundation (NCF), which helps donors place their discarded technology in new homes — schools with at-risk or low-income students, for example, or agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide support for the disabled. “We focus on these areas because there’s a huge need,” executive director Bud Rizer told Earth 911. Donating is easy, too. NCF’s website can easily match needy groups with your old tech. It’s a simple win-win for the environment and for the people who need your still-useful stuff.
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