Friday, November 17, 2006

More on Computer Recycling

Recycling computers, though a lofty and laudable goal, currently falls far short of desired results. Something of a misnomer, few personal computer components can be returned to the manufacturing resource stream. According to various reports, computers ostensibly intended for re-use in foreign countries such as Africa may in fact end up going straight from the shipping docks into open-pit dumps.

California now levies a tax on each new computer purchase to foster recycling programs, and Apple Computer will accept a discarded Mac at any Apple Store upon purchase of a new computer.

Expensive, prized electronic equipment is transformed into dangerous toxic waste when it's discarded. More on this crucial environmental concern is offered by Computer Take Back.

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