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Old N.C. Computers To Get New Life In Africa

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Dozens of recycled computers from the Triangle are headed to Africa.

Orange County officials collected old equipment Saturday.

The older, outdated units will be melted down and recycled. Computers that are still in working order will be shipped to Africa.

"They're going to Cameroon, Africa, to bridge the digital divide," said a collection drive participant. "They'll be used for an educational programto teach people not only to use computers, but also to work on them and rebuild them if they are not working and learn some programming."

The collection is part of a larger effort to reduce the amount of toxic material going into landfills.

Orange County's Dept. of Waste Management has another computer recycling drive scheduled for Saturday, July 27.

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