For the third year in a row, Dell Norway has kicked off its annual recycling initiative and competition, gjenVINN.no.
3,300 schools all over Norway are invited to collect as much old IT equipment as possible during the collection period, May 20 to June 6. The school that collects the most, per student, wins 15 Dell PCs, runner up gets five Dell notebooks, and third place gets a Dell projector.
At the launch event, the Norwegian Minister of Government Administration and Reform Heidi Grande Roys officially opened the competition at Kampen elementary school in Oslo. The minister emphasized the importance of IT tools in the education, but also said that it is extremely important that old equipment must be collected and handled in a safe and environmental way.
Over the last two years, students from all over Norway have collected an amazing 500 tons of used IT equipment. This is an impressive amount and we’re proud to be one of the companies behind this initiative. Dell has made a commitment to be the greenest IT company on the planet, and this initiative is Dell Norway’s way to extend our global plans on a local level.
In Norway we’re proud of the significant environmental progress we've made so far, both locally and globally, but we know there's still much more to do.
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