Many electronics companies are getting more involved in making their products more environmentally friendly and ensuring that customers can recycle old hardware rather than having it end up in landfills. Toshiba is such a company. And they go one better with their TERRE (Toshiba’s Environmental Recovery and Recycling Effort ) project by offering a new USB 128MB flash drive as a further incentive. We want to ensure that TERRE is an appealing initiative to ensure that we recover as many non-functioning devices as possible.
Basically, you sign up for the TERRE project and follow their process to have any manufacturer’s notebook computer, LCD monitor, or pocket PC sent back to them free of charge. 4 to 6 weeks later, you will have a new USB key for your troubles.
Kudos to Toshiba Canada for this program! Hopefully TERRE will be offered in other countries as well.