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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.