Although I was originally asked to profile ERA by a staff member, they have been unhappy with the response this post has received. As a result, comments have been closed and I have removed all links to ERA within.
I had the chance recently to fire some questions off to the ERA (Electronic Recycling Association) to find out a bit more about what they do. Joanna Trebon is a Manager at ERA.ca in charge of arranging donations, community roundups, dealing with clients & charities, and she took the time to share the following information.
How long has the company been around?
What is the ERA?
A non-profit dedicated to reducing electronic waste through the reuse and recycling of unwanted computers and related electronic equipment and the donation of refurbished computers to charities.
Our vision is to foster a better community by reducing electronic waste and enabling the non-profit sector achieve excellence by providing for its IT needs through the donation of unused computers and laptops.
Our mission is to reduce electronics waste and negative impact it has on our environment, reuse unwanted computers and related electronic equipment through recovery and refurbishment, and to recycle refurbished computers and equipment through donation to charities and non-profit community organizations.
On top of donations, ERA ensures that equipment is properly handled for recycling through a government-approved program. This is a critical step in protecting end-of-life resources and our environment by giving prematurely recycled equipment another life.
How can people be use your services? / How can they contribute?
Donate any computer or electronic equipment, we offer pickup services and drop off depots.
How can they find out more
Visit our website or call 1877-9-Ewaste
The Electronic Recycling Association is world-wide with several centres across Canada and various drop off locations in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna. You can also sign up for memberships for priority pick ups and other options.