Most electronics items contain toxic substances such as lead, mercury and cadmium, which damage the environment if not properly disposed of. It's estimated that a billion computers could be obsolete each decade from now on and that number will grow. In the USA, electronic waste comprises only 2% of all waste going to landfills, yet represents 70% of all toxic waste in landfills. Often electronic waste is exported to countries with much less stringent environmental safeguards. By buying recycled laptops, desktops and tablets, you're making a significant contribution to keeping toxic wastes out of our environment.
Affordable Green Technology recycles technology but so do other places, what makes us different?
We disassemble, clean and test everything that comes in. We note what doesn't work and fix it if possible. We fully document the exact condition of everything for sale so you can make an informed buying decision. AND sometimes we get a little crazy with select items: we enhance, we extend, we push it past its original concept. We build things that you won't find anywhere else. We love these kinds of things. And we stand behind everything we sell.
Most people have a standard and basic number of things they do on a computer - bring work home, run a spreadsheet, edit documents, check and answer email, web browse, buy things online and dump camera/phone pictures. Most computers, even those from 4 to 8+ years ago, can do these quite nicely. Today's quad and above core processors are awesome, but unnecessary (and expensive) for most computing needs and you pay a $ premium. Unless you're into serious gaming, rendering 3D graphics or other high-end computer uses, buying recycled makes sense on so many levels; it just works.