Ways to go green with your computer

For the last couple of years or so the biggest BUZZ word is going GREEN.  By now everyone should know how to go green with everyday living like recycling, reusing, etc., but do you know how to go green with your computer?  If not here are 3 tips to go green with your computer:

1:    The first thing you can do is shut your computer down when it’s not in use.  If you can’t shut it right down because you need to work on it throughout the day then you can put the computer to sleep or hibernate.  To do this check your power options for your computer or laptop through the control panel

 2:    The second thing you can do has to do with your printer.  Try not to use paper is better but when you have to print something try and use recycled paper.  You can also use a refilled ink cartridge.  Refilled ink cartridges are not as good as the original ink, but are a good alternative for everyday printing.  Just make sure it’s after the manufacturer’s warranty before you use them.  Some manufacturers will not cover warranty issues if you’re using refilled ink.

3:    Last but not least, when your computer is at the end of its life or you’re upgrading and need to get rid of your computer there are options available. One option is to recycle your computer.  It will be stripped down and any useful parts are reused, anything else is sent out for further processing back to raw materials. The other option is to donate your computer to be refurbished and resold to those who can’t afford to buy a new computer. If you decide to have it refurbished please make sure that you donate it to a company that is a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher.  Microsoft has strict rules as to how a computer must be refurbished and resold.

In further articles I will discuss what computer products are considered green.  For further details on the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program please feel free to contact Scott’s Computer Emporium at 519-802-2721 or email scott@computeremporium.ca

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