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Taiwan Quick Take: EPA seeks old computers

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has launched a drive to collect old computers for refurbishing so they can be given to disadvantaged children. Officials said they hoped groups or individuals could donate computers before the end of December. This is the second year the EPA has sponsored such a drive. Officials said the computers will be repaired before being donated to children from low-income families and those residing in remote areas. They said the goal for this year will be 3,800 computers. Based on experience, the officials said, they can only assemble one usable computer from between three and five old computers, so they need to collect about 18,000 computers to reach their goal. Those who want to donate computers can get more information on the Web (istec.iii.org.tw) or they can call the EPA toll-free at 0800-000-156. The EPA said it would send officials to collect donations of 20 or more computers.

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