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Electronic Recycling Association breaks down barriers one laptop at a time
The Electronic Recycling Association announces partnership with CUPS Calgary Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), announced today that ERA has begun a new partnership with the Calgary Urban Project Society, starting with an initial donation of 10 laptops. This partnership supports CUPS through the provision of personal computers for individuals utilizing their services as necessary. "We are really excited about this new partnership," said Paduh. "We are committed to working with the organizations operating in our community who have built trusting relationships with individuals in need," he added. "This partnership gives the ERA the ability to help people who may not know about our services, and gives CUPS the ability to provide clients with much-needed technological resources."

Donated computers will be used to help low-income Calgarians advance their educational endeavors and expand their career opportunities. This can include attaining their GED, college education and/or career focused programs.

"The 'digit divide' is yet another obstacle faced by low-income Calgarians," said Lorna Curran, CUPS Communications Manager. "Computer and laptop donations from ERA help CUPS participants keep up with mainstream society. With a computer, they are able to develop computer skills, look for employment online or find resources. For children, access to a home computer has unquestionably become the norm. CUPS partnership with ERA helps low-income families and individuals overcome barriers to their success."

About the Electronics Recycling Association Established in 2004, the ERA specializes in waste electronics management, reuse and recycling in Canada. We are unwaveringly committed to reducing electronic waste by extending their lifecycle through electronics donating services, recycling non-reusable electronics, computers, laptops, phones and more. With depots all across Canada, the ERA provides a great way to recycle electronic equipment safely and securely.

About the Calgary Urban Project Society  Through integrated healthcare, education and housing services, CUPS empowers people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. CUPS helps individuals, families and communities thrive.

10 Years a Canadian E-Waste Recycler
The Electronic Recycling Association has been an e-waste recycler in Canadian communities since 2004.  We started with just Calgary computer recycling, but today we are a Canadian e-waste recycler. Starting with only a few employees we have developed our staff to 37 people and we are very proud of what we have done.  We have helped many charities and not for profit organizations in need of electronics to achieve their goals through technology.  Our database today shows a total of 4000 different charities that we have helped.  We have helped reduced electronic waste in the Calgary area by reducing, reusing and recycling tens of thousands of electronic items per year.   We do this by recycling used computer equipment and other electronics and donating it to charities, and deserving individuals for any usage they desire.  In 2014 this is our 10th year and we want to make this our best year ever. We take electronics of all shapes and sizes with the exception of micro-waves and house hold appliances. We are reaching out to Canadian communities in any way that we can for assistance in computer electronics donations that we can send to our charities in need of electronic equipment. No donation is too big or too small. We are in all major Canadian cities, and you can see a full list of our active cities providing electronic recycling. E-waste Recycler