In pictures: Western Suburbs State Special School and Kroll Ontrack's tech recycling program

We take a look at the Green IT of the recycling program

  • Brisbane's Western Suburbs State Special School [[artnid:406853|has partnered with]] technology security firm Kroll Ontrack to reduce the volume of materials produced by IT products.

  • The project is aimed at showing how vital shared responsibility is.

  • Students strip down hard drives and separate components into recyclable and non-recyclable parts.

  • School students not only benefit from the experience of recycling materials, with the school receiving government rebates as part of the scheme.

  • Kroll Ontrack have provided an engineer to train the work centre staff on how to dismantle the drives.

  • These programs have proven to be successful, with school retention rates now at 100 per cent.

  • Stripping down the drives is part of the students' work skills programs.

  • Kroll Ontrack provides collection points for computer recycling and then organises for hard drives that are no longer used to be taken to the school for students to dismantle.

  • Kroll Ontrack and its partners make sure that the recycling of electronic goods is delivered without impacting on the environment.

  • The computer recycling training project came about after the Federal Government’s Product Stewardship Act was introduced to reduce waste.

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