Computer Recycling Programs Raising Awareness

February 20, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Environmental organizations are now calling on the United States to follow Europe’s example and immediately implement the global ban on the export of hazardous wastes from the United States to developing countries and likewise to solve the E-waste problem “upstream” by mandating that the electronics industry institute “take-back” recycling programs.

It was recently reported in COMPUTERWORLD that The United States Postal Service (USPS) is also considering a partnership with one or more companies to create a nationwide e-waste recycling program.

The Postal Service said it would offer the service through its approximately 38,000 retail locations, 300,000 collection boxes and 290,000 letter carriers. Post office lobbies could be used to promote the program, as collection points for e-waste or for distribution of packaging and labels used for return shipments, the USPS said.

In Texas, Goodwill Industries is managing a partnership between Goodwill, Dell Computers and the City of Austin to recycle computers.

“Recycling e-waste, which includes all electronic waste such as computers, televisions, VCR's, stereos, cell phones, as well as a host of other items, can be somewhat tricky,” said Phil Kuhlenbeck founder of computer recycling services

He goes on to say, "What we are doing is making it as easy to recycle computers as it is to throw them away, this approach has gotten a lot more people to pay attention and take action."

Recycling can take several forms: refurbishing items for reuse or resale is one way to keep computers out of landfills. Another way is dismantling the computers, separating the pieces and melting the pieces down using the raw material to make brand new products.

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