Sustainable Project at the University of Tokyo
Note PC Reuse Project ä•” INTRODUCTION
äž‰This Ë&#x;ËĄËžË™Ë”Ë’ËŁË˘ËŁË?ËĄËŁË”Ë“Ë›Ë?Ë˘ËŁË¨Ë”Ë?ËĄË?Ë?Ë“Ë˜Ë˘Ë?Ë&#x;Ë?ËĄËŁËžË•ËŁË—Ë”Ë‰Ë?Ë˜ËĽË”ËĄË˘Ë˜ËŁË¨ËžË•ËˆËžËšË¨Ëž0Ë˘Ë”Ë•Ë•ËžËĄËŁË˘ËŁËžËœË?ËšË” effective use of resources, to reduce the environmental impact of our activities at the university, and to provide support for university students for studying. äž‰Before this project was launched, one suggestion by a student was sent to univ. office,,,
ÂłWill you recycle the PCs as waste products in the campus?Â´ Then, this project started.
used laptop computers from the laboratories and individuals at the university and lends them to our students for free.
äž‰The project office collects the
äž‰Now, we finished the third application period and have supplied about
100 computers to students.
Process of Note PC Reuse Project Pick out used ones at labs by project office
Clean of data and restore by reuse company..
One year later, back Í? to reuse cycleÍ?
â„´ Screening of users
Student can use it for one year
Students submit an application
Installed OS & basic application software
ä•” DATA äž‰1 reuse note PC will save 80 kg of CO2. äž‰ the number of recollected PCs is 409 (3 application periods )
*Ë„ĘˇË˘ËŚË—Ë˜Ë’Ë—Ë’Ë?Ë?0ËŁË‘Ë”ËĄË”Ë¤Ë˘Ë”Ë“Ë?ËĄË”decomposed and the available parts are picked out . äž‰ Applicants (demands) 232
> Supplies 37 (at the first periods in 2009)
äž‰We need to get this project across to whole our university, leading the rise of recollection rate as well as reparation rate. ä•” FUTURE WORK
Reuse PC user: ÂłI have a better life with a reuse PCÂ´
äž‰we hope to extend this project to other resources as a next step. This project is supported by not only technology and funds but also various people (univ. staff, Reuse Company, student).
Reuse Note PC Project
= Used PC + Technology + Fund + Human = Sustainable !
reference Note PC Reuse : http://pcreuse.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/index.html
Written by Misako Matsuba
Published on Sep 28, 2010
A project to use old university laptops to rent them to students for a year at Tokyo University