Friday, November 05, 2004

Islands in the Wastestream

Date: 11/05/04
TechSoup: How-To: Hardware

CompuMentor's Jim Lynch talks about PC recycling in a recently released report where he suggests donating old systems to schools, nonprofits, or low-income families.
CompuMentor's Jim Lynch talks about PC recycling in a recently released report. He suggests donating old systems to schools, nonprofits, or low-income families instead of throwing them into landfills.

In the United States, fewer than 15 percent of discarded computers are actually recycled. Instead, most are stored, dumped overseas, or go into landfills and eventually into groundwater. By 2007, the US will be awash in 500 million defunct computers and monitors.

Jim Lynch, Senior Program Manager for Computer Recycling and Reuse at "Islands in the
Wastestream", he discusses the business of PC recycling, the environment, and ways to get more technology into the hands of those who need it. [Original Story]


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