The Computer Waste Management Plant is a social enterprise promoted by Nodo Tau aimed at the environmentally correct management of technological waste, recovering materials for production, avoiding the extraction of natural environments and their contamination and promoting the creation of youth employment and the reuse of equipment for a second useful life, especially in community spaces.
The Computer Waste Management Plant is today an experience that grows in work, in training and in articulations with numerous institutions. The Plant today receives equipment from government entities and some companies, and from collection campaigns. Equipment that can be repaired begins a second useful life. Those that do not, are disassembled and their materials are recovered, saving the environmental impact that they would have if they were improperly disposed of or accumulated.
In 4 years of work at the Plant, its objectives have been to give waste proper environmental treatment, consolidate a work space for young people and recover equipment for social projects. Regarding specific indicators of this work, the project has some indicators that show what has been achieved, including more than 100 tons of WEEE treated, 700 computers recovered for a second useful life, 35 community spaces that received computers recovered in the plant and a work team made up of 8 young people who are going through their first work experience within the framework of the Santa Fe Más program and consolidating a productive unit, which is the only one in the city enabled to address this problem.