Recycling Old Computers Is Difficult!
Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:48 AM
I am completely scandalized at the lack of decent computer recycling companies in my area. Most recycling companies will not take the screens and many recyclers want payment before recycling!
It seems that disposing of or recycling computers properly is another profit machine for recycling businesses. The environmental benefits are not a primary consideration.
How difficult is it for you to recycle computers and computer parts in your area?
Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:07 PM
I read an article in a National Geographic issue that exposed the huge amount of waste produced by computers and other equipment. A lot of people in Asia and Africa become exposed to toxic metals and minerals when they strip certain materials out of electronic waste shipped to their countries.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:29 PM
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To see their site go here:http://www.romefloydrecycles.org/
Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:42 AM
I think you can prevent anyone skimming your hard drive by drilling holes in it, if you cannot remove it. A friend of mine suggested running a magnet over it, but the risk of leaving usable data behind seems higher than just destroying the disc itself.
Posted 30 November 2011 - 02:13 PM
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:19 PM
That's useful information and I've bookmarked it. I actually have a few things I could send and now that I see what he's paying, I think I'll save it up, ask around for things people don't want to throw away but can't use (it's good having a lot of techie friends) and take advantage of his service.
And, I'll vouch for SifuPhil, having met him on another forum. He's a good guy. :)
Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:41 PM
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:55 AM
electronics in general.
Too high of a percentage of this e-trash is still being shipped to Asian countries, where poor people
(mostly kids) disassemble them for the elements, and are becoming ill from exposure to the toxins.
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