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E-waste Recycling April 16, 2018 11:30:36 AM

Shell Canada Teams Up With ERA In Donating $1 Million Worth of Used Computers

Paul Ploumis
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The announcement is part of Shell Canada’s pledge in November last year to donate $1 million worth of used computer equipment to Canadian organizations.
Shell Canada Teams Up With  ERA In Donating $1 Million Worth of Used Computers

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Nine indigenous organizations across Alberta and Saskatchewan will receive nearly 200 used computers, monitors and laptops. The donation comes from a tie-up between Vancouver, B.C-based Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and Calgary-based Shell Canada. The announcement is part of Shell Canada’s pledge in November last year to donate $1 million worth of used computer equipment to Canadian organizations. Till date, nearly 30 organizations across Canada have received around 600 computers, laptops or monitors as part of the pledge.

Earlier in November last year, Shell Canada had announced donation of $1 million worth of computer equipment to ERA, towards distribution to various organizations in need across Canada. As part of “Giving Tuesday” campaign, it had distributed around 300 computers, laptops and monitors to 12 organizations on November 28th. Further, it had pledged to donate the remainder of more than 3,000 computers to schools and organizations over the coming months. The announced distribution of 200 computers will make the total donations to around 800, Shell Canada noted.

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Bojan Paduh, founder and president of the ERA stated that the Association is delighted to partner with Shell Canada to help donate these devices to deserving communities. He urged more companies to follow Shell’s footsteps to donate equipment. Michael Crothers, president and country chair of Shell Canada noted that the company is pleased to team up with ERA to make technology accessible to more learning communities across Canada.

Shell Canada has been operating in the country for over 100 years and employs more than 4,000 people across the country. Founded in 2004, ERA is a non-profit offering simple solutions to help individuals and organizations by addressing the growing problem of electronic waste.

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