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Reduce e-waste while closing the digital divide!

Turn 21st trash into refurbished donatable treasure with eReuse.

Recycling and refurbishing computers, eReuse helps to reduce e-waste in the environment. After salvaging your old tech, we then donate them to socio-economically disadvantaged groups in the community.


Volunteer!

Interested in saving the planet? Reduce e-waste and promote sustainability with eReuse!

eReuse provides opportunities to develop or further refine your computer refurbishment skills through hands on experience. 

Gain communication skills by learning to work and collaborate with a team of like-minded students.

Previous experience with computers or refurbishing computers is not necessary, we will equip you with the necessary skills.

Volunteering with eReuse is also recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

Deets

Intake | Applications open 2019

Time commitment | LIGHT

DONATE

External donations (especially laptops) are always welcome from anyone (companies included) interested in reusing and recycling computers!

Fill in our donation form for any donation requests and to arrange delivery.

If you are in need of a computer, you can request one using this form.

Meet your 2018 Coordinator

Greta Ritchard

Hi! I'm a Computer Science/Commerce student and I am passionate about the environment and tackling social issues. The eReuse Program is something I am really excited to work on, and I can't wait to meet like minded people and really make a difference to the community!

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Testimonials

Maria

Mission Australia Pathways Advisor at City East Community College

The eReuse laptop we received has been given to Sundus, a student at our centre. Sundus arrived from Australia last year from Iraq on a humanitarian visa, with her husband and four children. She and her husband have been studying English at the centre and she also attends computer classes here.

The manager, computer teacher and I felt it would be suitable to match Sundus with the laptop so she can continue with her studies. I think when I gave them the laptop they were a little bit shocked but pretty pleased at the surprise moment of the day!

Pictured: Sundus and her husband at City East Community College with their eReuse laptop

eReuse Blog

eReuse is Going Global

eReuse refurbished computers to help bridge the digital divide in Ghana

Monday July 25, 2017

We are very excited to announce that for the first time ever computers refurbished by eReuse volunteers have been shipped overseas. 10 computers were donated to not-for-profit organisation African Youth Initiative Centres (AYIC) to help them set up a computer room in the community centre for youth they have established in Ghana. 

AYIC and its Recreational Incentive Smart Education (RISE) program provides a place for children and youth between the ages 8-17yrs to gather, learn and play in a structured and supportive environment. They value the importance of recreation in helping children learn and grow into mature adults.

Bishop Lareya the founder and executive director of AYIC approached eReuse in late June explaining that the AYIC Youth Centre was in desperate need of a computer room and asked if we could help. We were of course more than happy to help!

The computer room will provide much needed computer and internet access for both educational and recreational use. The eReuse computers will also help provide educational classes to kids ranging from 8-17 years old.

Learn more about AYIC at their website here.


A Very Successful Semester

eReuse is a small volunteering program making a big impact

Friday July 21, 2017

Despite being Arc@UNSW’s newest volunteering program, eReuse has already established itself in both the UNSW and wider local community as a program truly dedicated to helping others through sustainable action.

The eReuse volunteering program oversees a sustainable e-waste reuse system at the University of New South Wales. Each week a team of student volunteers come together to refurbish the unwanted computers of UNSW faculties, staff and students. These refurbished computers are then donated free of charge to community centres and not for profit organisations across Sydney.

Currently, there are refurbished eReuse computers across Sydney who have found a new lease on life, including in community centre computer rooms, helping school children complete their homework and in the homes of many newly arrived refugees, helping them settle into their new life in Australia.

In semester one 2017 eReuse volunteers refurbished 54 computers with another 64, which were beyond repair, being salvaged and recycled through our partner Reverse E-Waste. That's a whopping 118 computers diverted from potentially becoming toxic e-waste in our landfills.

Most incredibly, 53 computers were donated to eight community organisations across Sydney.

Keeping checking back to our brand new eReuse blog where we will be sharing the stories of who we have helped so far and more!

2017 Highly Commended Award Winner

Keep NSW Beautiful Blue Star Sustainability Awards

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