System builder and VAR RM has unveiled a PC trade-in scheme to help raise money for IT projects in Africa and ensure UK schools have the most up-to-date technology.
The education specialist’s ScrapIT scheme encourages schools to trade in old PCs in return for a large discount when buying new RM kit. For every PC traded-in, RM will donate £5 to IT projects in Africa.
RM’s scheme applies to the trade-in of old RM PCs or any other branded PC, and will offer savings of up to £150. Old PCs are collected using a ‘milk-run’ system, to allow multiple customer collections in one vehicle and saving on carbon emissions. Those machines collected are tested, graded and sold back into the market.
Any unsaleable equipment is recycled under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE).
Sweeney added: “This scheme also provides the UK education sector with an invaluable service to help improve the IT offering in schools. The project has got off to a good start and we’re hoping that ICT buyers will increasingly see both the environmental and educational benefit that it has to offer.”
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