Think green! Did you know that shopping with ComputerGear is a green way to shop? Many customers think that removing themselves from our mailing list will save paper (make sure you're on our email list so you don't miss out on free shipping coupons!), but did you know that:
ComputerGear is a member of the EPS Industry Alliance and an official loose fill recycle center. Find the loose fill recycling center closest to you! We reduce, recycle, and reuse every scrap of packaging material and plastic we can which is why the box you receive your order in may not be spanking new.
In addition to accepting local drop-off loose fill, we've partnered with the Redmond, WA Puget Consumers Coop Natural Food Market (PCC) and recycle all of their shipping peanuts.
If Americans replaced two trips to the mall each year with shopping by catalog, we'd reduce our number of miles driven by 3.3 billion —- a 3 billion pound reduction in carbon dioxide and a savings of $650 million on gas alone. Many catalogers use recycled paper and mail represents only 2.4% of America's municipal waste stream. The production of household advertising mail consumes only 0.19% of the energy used in the United States. Mail is made from a renewable resource -- trees planted specifically for paper. Actually, forest land in the USA has increased by 5.3 million acres in the past 30 yrs. Direct mail is critical to the economic well-being of communities, businesses and charities throughout the United States. Last year it represented more than $686 billion in sales, supporting jobs at more than 300,000 small businesses in the USA -- the same small businesses in our communities that didn't get an economic stimulus package and need our patronage to survive!
What charities does ComputerGear support? Currently, ComputerGear supports our Adopt a Teacher Program and University of Washington's Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology DO-IT Scholars Program to help teenagers in Washington State prepare for and succeed in college, graduate studies, and careers using technology as an empowering tool.