What happens to UIndy’s old computers

“On average, a brand new desktop on this campus lasts seven years—three years on its regular cycle in a lab, and then four years in place as a hand-me-down,” said Josh Banks, a technology support specialist at the University of Indianapolis.

When the computers have reached their maximum use, employees of Green Wave Computer Recycling pick the machines up, dismantle them and ship the pieces to vendors.

You can read the article here.

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A forklift operator moves a load of old flatscreen televisions around at Green Wave Computer Recycling. (James Figy/The Reflector)

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