Facts About Technology



Less than 10% of discarded computers are currently recycled.

Computer TakeBack



80 percent of the world has mobile phone coverage, but only 25 percent of people are taking advantage of it.

BBC News



57% of Americans over the age of 25 use a computer at work.

Digital Divide Council



20 million personal computers are retired each year; most are disassembled, melted down, or buried in a landfill.

Computers for Africa



Africa has just three computers for every 1000 people.

Computers for Africa



Each day, over 163,000 computers and televisions become obsolete.

As You Sow



4 in 1,000 people in Asia have a personal computer.

Bridge the Digital Divide



The entire continent of Africa has 14 million phone lines, fewer than those in Manhattan.




1 in 2 Americans in online; 1 in 250 Africans has internet access.




The United States and Canada have more internet users than Asia, Africa, and Latin America combined.