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Friday
Aug172012

Recycling day, 2012

Last Wednesday was the day we pulled together all the equipment we will be recycling this year. A few photos:

CRT displays - going fast.

Do you see the Apple IIe keyboard peeking out?

There is a Commodore computer from 1992 in there. 

Lots of eMacs and a few "blueberries" are going. The science department finally gave up their laser disc players. It's amazing what comes of closets every year. 

Thanks to Apple Computer whose recycling program saves the district a lot of $$$.

For anyone who fights for a technology budget (and pays taxes), days like this are difficult at best. I remember both the PO amounts and the thrill of getting these wonderful machines when they were new - and it seems like only yesterday.

But it's important that schools practice "sustainable" technology implementations.

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Reader Comments (3)

Wow! Lots of equipment going to recycling:)

Nice pictures:)

Greetings from Poland.

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie Librarian

Hi Charlie,

Yup, that's a lot of computers. In our district, however we have nearly 3000 of the things. Even if they last 10 years, that means 300 computers are replaced each year.

Greetings from Minnesota. I enjoyed my visit to Warsaw a couple years ago!

Doug

August 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

It is great to see technology being recycled. With new developments every year and technology changing so much the number of electrical appliances being replaced is only going to increase each year.

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley G

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