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Recycle Technology with the Help of Goodwill and Dell

Recycle Technology with the Help of Goodwill and Dell

Dell Reconnect

Dell has partnered with Goodwill to make it simple to recycle technology and keep it out of the landfill. Donate unwanted technology including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, hard drives, keyboards, mice, speakers, and cables to Dell Reconnect to help protect the environment, support Goodwill’s mission of putting people to work, and get a receipt for tax purposes. Dell has made real strides in reaching its own moonshot goals around improving sustainability. For example, their “moonshot” goal of, “By 2030, 100% of our packaging will be made from recycled or renewable material” has already achieved 85% in 2020.

While Dell is a major manufacturer of technology products, the resources they have provided are not limited to Dell Products. Other manufacturers and stores such as Staples also provide recycling resources. This article focuses on those from Dell.

Find a location and drop off

More than 2,000 Goodwill locations across the U.S. are participating.  Use this link to find a location near you today.

Recycle Batteries, Ink & Toner Cartridges and Packaging

In addition to Dell Reconnect, Dell also offers links to help you recycle Batteries, Ink & Toner Cartridges, and even your packaging waste.

Ink & Toner Recycling

Dell offers two ways to recycle ink & toner cartridges: use their mail-in program or drop off at a participating Goodwill through the Dell Reconnect program.

Donate to Dell ReconnectDrop off your used ink and toner cartridges at a participating Goodwill and Dell will recycle it for free. Plus, everything you give helps create jobs and skills training for people in your community. Donate

Free Battery Recycling

Dell has partnered with call2recycle to recycle used computer batteries. Call2Recycle handles other types of batteries also. Visit their website https://www.call2recycle.org/ for more information.

Each year billions of batteries end up in landfills, where toxic metals could enter the waste stream and possibly harm our environment. Recycled batteries enable valuable metals to be recovered and used in new products such as making new batteries, pots, pans, golf clubs, or silverware.

To do your part, recycle your used batteries at any one of our certified drop-off locations.

Packaging Help

Many packaging products are recyclable or can be composted. Regardless of where your product comes from, visit https://corporate.delltechnologies.com/en-us/social-impact/advancing-sustainability/how-to-recycle/recycling-your-packaging.htm for more information on what to do with boxes, packing envelopes, product cushions, shipping manifests, plastic bags, and more.

BYU Students use Technology to Help Autistic Youth Learn to Make Eye Contact

BYU Students use Technology to Help Autistic Youth Learn to Make Eye Contact

Making eye contact is difficult for autistic children, but it is a critical developmental step. Studies indicate that learning to make eye contact is a key precursor to learning verbal skills for these children.

Easily distracted, a key challenge is how to keep the autistic child’s attention focused on the other person’s face. The students created a set of glasses along the lines of a virtual reality headset. The glasses can project a favorite image of interest to the child onto the lenses. The opacity of the glasses can be adjusted gradually to help the wearer’s eyes become visible behind the image. the goal is to help autistic children develop skills and increase their attention span.

These glasses are not yet on the market and will be considered medical devices when they are which requires FDA regulations and clinical trials. This innovative idea by the mother of an autistic child, and brought to reality by a group of passionate students using modern technology shows what impressive things can be achieved.

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