Awards for Donating and Recycling Computers and Electronics in Calgary and Alberta

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Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta - Donating and Recycling computers and electronics in Calgary and Alberta with the help of private and public sector. Five of Alberta's largest contributors to our program receive an award of excellence for the year 2004.

Calgary Herald received a recognition award for their commitment to the environment as well as realization that their old equipment is still valuable to somebody. This award goes to them on behalf of ERA for being the largest media company to contribute to this program.

Each year, member companies of ERA are given the recognition award and are invited to participate in further initiatives organized by the ERA, such as the new computers for the Commonwealth of Dominica schools program. Over 200 companies participated in ERA's programs so far this year, which diverted over 400 tonnes from landfill.

Welcoming the commitment of these five organisations to the association, Bojan Paduh, director of ERA said; “This program has demonstrated that reusing old computer and electronic products is possible and can make good business sense. These organisations stand as examples of best practice to others across the city and I hope to see many more Calgary firms and organisations following suit.”

The Brick also claimed an award for Best Private Sector Company category for their impressive environmental procedures and green disposal. The leading electronics retailer provided old televisions and computers for use in ERA's programs.

Imperial Oil contributed some of their high end equipment to ERA's programs and supported the various programs. Much of this equipment is still very useful and helpful to local non profit groups, start up businesses or small countries. The breadth of equipment contributed which included servers, printers, telephone equipment, managed to convince the judges that Esso was the obvious candidate for the Best Corporate Award.

SMED International now known as Haworth, winner of the Best SME Award is a furniture manufacturer based in Calgary. The organisation is signed up to the highest level of the ERA's program and impressed judges with its commitment beyond the call of duty in managing to persuade neighbouring businesses to recycle. This company made various referrals to the ERA.

Foothills Regional Landfill Authority, winner of largest contribution from a public sector organization. This landfill provided upward of 1000 old monitors to the programs operated by ERA. Most of the collected monitors were in nice conditions, and will be perfectly suited for donations and reuse programs.

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