What is Refurbished?
At PCRR we strive to produce the best refurbished computers out there. A refurbished, meaning restored or renewed computer from PCRR comes from the corporate environment. Before we refurbish it, the computer must pass all-encompassing visual inspections and extensive hardware testing. Once it has passed our quality standards, we upgrade the hardware and software with genuine Microsoft licenses. Then we provide hardware warranties and 800 technical support should you have any questions about your computer. Our process ensures we are providing the best refurbished computers. If there is anything we can do to help you enjoy your computer more please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
PCRR understands the need for job creation, educating consumers on the value of refurbished PCs, and the occasional need for government support to keep the industry commitment growing.
Electronic devices are being produced faster than our own population’s growth. PCRR believes it is imperative to share with the world how we can fully utilize these devices. 25% of discarded PCs coming out of corporations in the US are only 3-4 years old and have been used less than 500 hours.
Compared to disposal, computer reuse creates 296 more jobs per every 10,000 tons of material disposed each year.¹ Given that 70-80% of the embedded carbon for PCs is in the manufacturing phase of electronics, it only makes environmental sense to purposely reuse these amazing devices.
Product reuse is even more job-intensive than recycling. It is a knowledge-based industry, with a premium placed on accurate sorting and pricing, and good inventory management.²
In August 2011, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation at a press conference hosted by PCRR that takes a major step to increase e-recycling in Illinois. The new law overhauls the state’s Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act by requiring more electronic products to be recycled, increasing recycling goals for Illinois’ manufacturers and strengthening penalties for those who do not follow the law.
“This law will keep reusable materials from filling our landfills, and it will help us put people to work giving those materials new uses,” said Governor Quinn. “Today’s action reinforces our commitment to a green Illinois that continues to be a leader in protecting the environment.”³
PCRR will continue to be a leader in the refurbished computer industry by maximizing our commitment to skill development, consumer education and continued support of legislative action.
2. ILSR, 2002.