At New2U Computers, technology gets a new life and individuals with disabilities receive training and work experience. It’s no wonder this organization, along with iCelebrate (formerly High Sierra Industries) were just named NCET’s 2019 Technology Nonprofit of the Year.
The poster in the lobby of Intelligent Lifecycle Solutions says it all: “Protect Mother Earth!” Deeper inside the cavernous warehouse in industrial Sparks, three dozen workers are doing just that by dismantling — “destroying,” in company lingo — countless discarded computers, cell phones and assorted other electronics, all in the name of sustainability.
At a non-descript industrial building southwest of downtown Los Angeles, workers take their positions on the line. One worker scans the bar code on a cable set-top box, which is tracked as it makes its way to the latest stop through the 100,000-square-foot facility. The next man, working quickly at the metal-topped workbench, opens the […]