Do you recycle electronic equipment? Do you give another life to this? I’ve been doing it for a few years.
I currently use the following recycled equipment:
32bit PC: From the garbage, I only had to put one of my hard drives since it came with a monitor. It works without problem for 4 years with Arch and Kali, 4GB RAM.
Old Acer Aspire One: From the garbage, I only needed one power supply (€ 15). Works for 3 years with #! and BunsenLabs, 2GB RAM.
HP compaq presario “new”: From the pre-garbage, I had to buy an SSD and RAM (€ 100 in total). Works for 5 months with ArchLabs and goes like a rocket, 4GB RAM. I use it daily and I always carry it with me.
I’ve also been helping people without resources to have their own equipment, because I collected so many pieces of garbage that I could already ‘manufacture’ equipment. I don’t charge for it because they are unemployed like me and people at risk of social exclusion. I’m not a saint, I just want to change my little world, making it cleaner and more efficient, and a little more fair.