Monday, January 28, 2008

Refurbishing an old approach to PC recycling

CNET "There is an easy, cheap, and environmentally friendly way to recycle PCs, cell phones, and other electronics, according to Jeff Ziegler, CEO of Austin's TechTurn: reuse them. The company, one of many that specialize in disposing of old electronics, says refurbishing offers the most efficient alternative to dealing with the world's growing mound of e-waste. Energy doesn't get wasted pulling old computers apart and melting down components into raw materials. Additionally, energy and natural resources aren't consumed for a new PC because the old one has effectively usurped demand for it."

Computer recycling is slowing turning into a lucrative market for a few companies. Although, it comes with its own hazards (such as properly disposing of this toxic waste).
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