Sunday, January 02, 2005

Recycling computers

After having just junked an old 286 computer that served us well for many years, I felt guilty about putting it in the trash. Computers contain many recyclable parts, and they also contain toxic substances. But, alas, there was no place to recycle it. There are a few places around the country now that will recycle them, but you have to carry the computer to them and then pay a small fee. I certainly would have been willing to do this had there been such a place locally, and I think a lot of other computer users would also be willing.

This Vermont firm decided that it would establish a recycling program because it felt a responsibility to the community and the environment. For more information on the Computer TakeBack Campaign, click here.

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