Computer Aid International, the world's largest non-profit provider of PCs to schools and community organisations in developing countries, will assist supply chain specialist Gist with the disposal of its redundant ICT equipment. UK based Gist will donate all its end of life PCs, with a Pentium 2 processor or more, for refurbishment and reuse in schools and communities in the developing world.

We value relationships such as this highly, as do our end-users who rely on the foresight and pro-active approach of companies in the UK to make a tangible difference to the way they run their lives, commented Tony Roberts, Chief Executive of Computer Aid International. By donating computers to Computer Aid we are making the best of redundant hardware, contributing in part towards the environmental issues and helping worthy causes," explained Emma Wright from Gist's IT Supply Management We were so impressed by the work of Computer Aid that we made a cash donation too! she added.

In order to provide its customers with a first class service, Gist has a policy of refreshing numerous PCs every year, depending on the use of each machine. The partnership anticipates the introduction of a new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, which requires all EC countries to introduce new laws to meet targets for the collection, recycling and recovery of electrical equipment.

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