Three organisations in Dubai have launched a campaign through which the public will be encouraged to donate used laptop computers which will then be recycled and donated to educational and social charitable institutions.
The campaign by the name of "Tadweer" has been launched jointly by the Dubai Municipality, Emirates National Oil Company and TNT Express UAE.
The campaign will continue for eight to 12 months with collection points opened at gas stations.
Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, UAE minister of environment and water, said the Tadweer programme will contribute to the welfare of economically disadvantaged students.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said the municipality was the recycling partner of the programme. All laptops sourced through collection boxes located at gas stations in Dubai will be formatted, fixed and refurbished, and then handed to the social organisations.
The public can even contribute damaged or discarded laptops, he said.