If you grew up watching the Muppets you may remember seeing Kirmet the Frog, in the splendor of his emerald greeness, surrounded by fields and trees and singing in a heartfelt tone:
“It’s not that easy being green, having to spend each day the color of the leaves; when I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold or something much more colourful like that.”
Today “being green” has a whole new connotation. It means caring for the environment and reducing your carbon footprint.
With that thought in mind you may wonder what happens to your old copiers after you’ve traded them in.
Equipment no longer required is passed on to Copier Distribution Australia (CDA).
CDA was established to work in conjunction with the Department of Technology to assist the National Dealer Network with the disposal of IT Assets. Through their North Wyong facility they assess all devices and grade accordingly. Machines assessed as Category “B” or above are recycled in accordance with R2:2013 Certification for Electronics Recycling Centres. Category “A” devices are tested and exported overseas where they are refurbished and sold on, generating a revenue stream here in Australia. Devices are re-used and do not end up as land fill or illegally dumped.
In addition, a percentage of the sales profit goes directly to a conservation trust in East Africa – The Tsavo Trust. The Tsavo Trust team manages, by both land and air, a conservation area in the southern region of Kenya with a particular focus on the Large Tusker Elephant – an endangered species that has been decimated over the years by trophy hunters and poachers.
So not only are we saving elephants, our green initiatives help improve the environment for everyone, including our friendly frog. So Kermit, maybe it is easy being green after all.