ELECTRONICS giant Fujitsu is spending £300,000 to divert thousands of pieces of computer equipment from landfill to charities across the Highlands.
Up to 3,500 items will be processed by specialist Forres-based social enterprise ReBoot and then distributed to deserving causes.
Among those to benefit are: Inverness-based charity Birchwood Highland; the Latheron, Lybster & Clyth Community Development Company in Caithness; Helmsdale & District Community Association in Sutherland; Aviemore Community Children’s Group; and the Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) in Dingwall.
Fujitsu’s Scotland country director public sector, Brodie Shepherd, said: “We see community wellbeing as a vital part of our involvement here as we look to help grow business in the information technology sector.”
Councillor Dave Fallows, chairman of Highland Council’s finance, housing and resources committee, added: “Recycling our redundant IT equipment in this way makes economic and environmental sense.”