Motion Announces New Recycling Program

Motion Computing is making it easier for existing customers to retire those older computers, dispose of them in a safe manner, and destroy the data hidden on those hard drives:

Motion Computing ®, a leader in mobile computing and wireless communications, announced today that it has partnered with Goodwill Industries and TechTurn, an industry leader in technology resale, refurbishing and secure data retirement for the Motion ® Tablet PC recycling and donation program.   The program allows for the free return of all Motion-branded products for donation or processing and disposal in an environmentally safe manner.

TechTurn processes approximately one million electronic devices yearly and performs thorough data destruction on all hard drives to meet industry standards. Products are rigorously tested and more than 80 percent are reused or resold with no trash or waste.   All non-usable components are properly disposed of using recycling processes that meet or exceed environmental standards and adhere to TechTurn’s strict no-landfill policy.

Additionally, Goodwill will also accept the donation of Motion’s complete line of tablet PCs and peripherals.   With more than 2,000 locations throughout the U.S., Goodwill offers a convenient method of donating used Motion products.   For more information read Goodwill’s Tips for Donating a Computer.

““Motion is committed to protecting the environment through responsible programs that are easily leveraged by our customers,” said Marsha Osborn, Vice President of Operations and Logistics, Motion Computing.   ““We are pleased to announce this new program, and are confident that by partnering with TechTurn and Goodwill we are offering an industry leading recycling and donation solution to our broad customer base.”

The recycling program is now listed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as approved and accepted.   However, the program is applicable across the United States and Canada and not limited to Texas customers. Additionally, Motion meets the requirements of the European Union’s (EU) Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive and plans to meet or exceed specifications for the EU’s RoHS directive worldwide, which requires manufacturers of electronic products shipped in the EU to eliminate or minimize several chemical compounds, including lead.

Motion has also engaged with The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) for the recycling of used batteries.   The RBRC has 50,000 enrolled collection locations nationwide, and has recycled more than 41 million pounds of rechargeable batteries.   To find a collection location or to learn more, customers can visit the RBRC web site.

Motion is committed to protecting the health and safety of its customers, partners and communities where it does business worldwide.   Motion designs products to minimize power use and meet or exceed all applicable standard regulations, considers environmental criteria when evaluating products and processes, and utilizes recycled materials as possible.

To take advantage of Motion’s Tablet PC recycling program, customers can contact customer service at 1 (866) 322-9783.   Motion will work with TechTurn to initiate equipment return, and TechTurn will remove and destroy asset tags and data will be sanitized from hard drives in accordance with Department of Defense standards.   Functional systems will be resold and reused, while nonfunctional systems and parts will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.