Monday, January 28, 2008

Refurbishing an old approach to PC recycling

CNET News.com: "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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